PROSPECTUS

1. Date and Venue

Date:
July 18th to August 3rd, 2017
Venue:
The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo,
and Fukushima, Japan

2. Deadline for Nominations

February 28th, 2017

3. Organizers

This management school is organized by Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network (JN-HRD.net), Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), The University of Tokyo, and Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) and JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC) in cooperation with IAEA.

Mr. Akio Takahashi
Steering Committee Chair, Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network (JN-HRD.net)
President, Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF)
President, JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Mr. Tomotsugu Sawai
Director, Nuclear Human Resource Development Center
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
Mr. Mitsuru Uesaka
Professor, Nuclear Professional School
University of Tokyo
Mr. Takayuki NAKAMURA
President, National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College (NIT-FC)
Mr. Seiji Kino
Director, National Institute of Technology, Japan
Mr. Akio Toba
Director, JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)

4. Objective

The purpose of this Japan-IAEA Joint Nuclear Energy Management School is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership to manage nuclear energy programmes, to nourish a wide range of knowledge on issues related to the peaceful use of nuclear technology, and to broaden individual networking with people interested in nuclear energy from all over the world.

During this management school, the participants are expected to:

  • gain awareness of the most recent developments in nuclear energy and the broad international perspective and IAEA specific knowledge on issues related to the peaceful use of nuclear technology,
  • hear from leading specialists including lecturers from IAEA on topics relevant to nuclear power development and implementation, and
  • establish lasting bonds with peers from many nations with shared interests and challenges.

The curriculum of this management school is designed to cover a range of topics that are relevant to the participating countries, which have been considering introducing or expanding nuclear power programmes. The young professionals of these countries will share the nuclear knowledge with the best experts available for this management school. It will enable the transfer of wide range of specific knowledge to participating countries towards their capacity building efforts.

5. Nature of this Management School

During this two and a half weeks management school, selected participants will be exposed to all modes of instruction and training activities such as lectures, site visits, discussions, group works and presentation. Around 40 experts from established world specialists including IAEA, Japan and overseas institutions deliver lectures and case studies. Both the lectures and the technical tour to Fukushiama region will give the participants a deep insight about the way to implement the latest safety principles in their country based on the lessons learned from Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident.

This management school addresses the following areas. All curricula will be adapted specifically to the needs of participating countries, which have more concrete plans to introduce or expand nuclear energy programmes.

Session Topics

  • Energy Policy Making and the Role of Nuclear Power
  • Management of New Nuclear Power Projects
  • Nuclear Material Control
  • Protecting People and Environment
  • Developing National Capacity for Nuclear Energy

Educational elements below will be used to reach knowledge objectives.

  • Lectures by established world specialists from IAEA, Japan and Oversea institutions
  • Site visits of nuclear-related facilities and companies
  • Group projects development and presentation
  • Tests at the end of school

6. Background Information

There has been a growing demand all over the world for nuclear power as a sustainable energy source that is compatible with environmental stewardship. This trend has not been changed even after the occurrence of TEPCO-Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident. Embarkation on a nuclear programme requires establishment of a sustainable national infrastructure that provides governmental, legal, regulatory, industrial, technological, administrative and human support throughout the life cycle of the programme.
The purpose of this management school is to strengthen transfer of nuclear knowledge to young professionals so that they build future leadership to manage nuclear energy programmes. It targets promising young professionals with managerial potential from rising developing countries – particularly newcomer countries that seek to develop nuclear power. A highly competent management is vital to the success at all stages of development of a nuclear programme. To assist participating countries in achieving this goal, the organizers have designed a comprehensive curriculum to support a capacity building in a defined region. This management school aims to broaden the understanding of the current issues which need to be tackled by young professionals.

7. Language

Working language is English.

8. Participation

This management school is open to the participants from the following countries hosted by Japan:

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Bulgaria, The People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Republic of Finland, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Republic of Lithuania, Malaysia, The United Mexican States, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Poland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Thailand, Republic of Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, Republic of Slovenia and Socialist Republic of Vietnam.

These Countries are seriously planning to newly introduce nuclear power or to expand nuclear power programmes.

9. Participants’ Qualifications

Young professionals (preferably less than 40 years old) with managerial potential who have worked in the nuclear field at least for 3 years and shall make good use of the fruits of this management school for their current and/or future jobs. Candidates shall describe by themselves in the application form how to make good use of the fruits of this management school for their current and/or future jobs
The programme is suitable for employees of NPPs, R&D organizations, utilities, regulators, suppliers, executive authorities, education and training organizations.
This management school will provide essential expertise and international connections for managing development of a national nuclear energy programme and essential knowledge for working on an international level.

10. Nomination Procedure

Nominations should be submitted on the application form for this management school. Completed forms should be endorsed by and returned through established and reliable organizations. They must be received by the secretariat as noted below, not later than the deadline as described in chapter 2. Nominations received after this date or applications which have not been routed through established and reliable organizations cannot be considered.

General contact and application of this management school:

Mr. Akira Tomita General Manager
Mr. Akira Tomita General Manager
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: tomita-a@jaif-icc.com

11. Administrative Arrangement

Established organizations will be informed of the names of the candidates selected by organizers.
The selected candidates will be contacted from the general secretariat about a visa to enter Japan and given details on this management school.

12. Financial Assistance

12.1 Countries supported financially by IAEA:

During the attendance at this management school, financial assistance to participants from the countries as noted below will be provided by IAEA with a stipend sufficient to cover a round-trip economy class air ticket, the cost of their accommodation, and food.

The People’s Republic of Bangladesh, Federative Republic of Brazil, Republic of Bulgaria, The People’s Republic of China, Czech Republic, Republic of Indonesia, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Lithuania, Malaysia, The United Mexican States, Republic of the Philippines, Republic of Poland, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kingdom of Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Republic of Slovenia

One participant in each country mentioned-above will be accepted for this financial assistance.
Participants will be given full details on the procedures to be followed with regard to financial matters.

12.2 Countries supported financially by JICC:

More over participants (i.e. 2 and more) from Czech Republic, Republic of Kazakhstan, Republic of Lithuania and Republic of Poland as shown in Section 12.1 will be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2017 subsidy.

Participants from Republic of Turkey and Socialist Republic of Vietnam will be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2017 subsidy.

12.3 Others

The organizers and IAEA do not accept liability for the payment of any cost or compensation that may arise from damage to or loss of personal property, or from illness, injury, disability or death of a participant while he/she is travelling to and from or attending this management school, and it is clearly understood that each participant or his/her organization will undertake responsibility for such coverage.
Participants and his/her organization are well advised to take out insurance against these risks.

13. Management School Web Page

Visit http://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2017 for more information. For the previous management school info please visit http://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2016.

Sponsors

  • International Atomic Energy Agency
  • JAIF International Cooperation Center
  • Japan Atomic Energy Agency
  • Japan Atomic Industrial Forum
  • Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network
  • National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
  • National Institute of Technology, Japan
  • The University of Tokyo

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