PROSPECTUS

1. Date and Venue

Date:
July 17th to August 2nd, 2018
Venue:
The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo,
and Fukushima region, Japan

2. Deadline for Nominations

March 30th, 2018

3. Organizers

The school is organized by Japan Nuclear Human Resource Development Network (JN-HRD.net), the University of Tokyo, the National Institute of Technology, the Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA), the Japan Atomic Industrial Forum (JAIF) , JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC) and the National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College, in cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (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)
Tel: +81-3-6256-9311
Mr. Mitsuru Uesaka
Professor, Nuclear Professional School
University of Tokyo
Tel: +81-29-287-8421
Mr. Satoshi Sakurai
Director, Nuclear Human Resource Development Center
Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
Tel: +81-29-282-6845
Mr. Akio Toba
Executive Director
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel: +81-3-3591-2210
Mr. Seiji Kino
Senior Executive Director, National Institute of Technology, Japan
Tel: +81-3-4212-6815
Mr. Takayuki NAKAMURA
President, National Institute of Technology, Fukushima College
Tel: +81-246-46-0705

4. Objective

The purpose of Japan-IAEA 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 the 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 the 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 the school. It will enable the transfer of wide range of specific knowledge to participating countries towards their capacity building efforts.

5. Nature of the 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 TEPCO -Fukushima-Daiichi Nuclear Power Station accident.
The 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
  • Climate Change and Nuclear Power
  • 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 Station 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 the 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. The 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

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

Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, Finland, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexican, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, and Viet Nam.
These Countries are seriously planning to newly introduce nuclear power or to expand nuclear power programmes.

These Countries are seriously planning to newly introduce nuclear power or to expand nuclear power programmes.
Local Japanese participants will also join the school.

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 the 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 the 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.
The 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 the 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 the school:

Mr. Hiroki Takimoto, General Manager
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: takimoto-h@jaif-icc.com
Ms. Sachiko Soga, Secretariat
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: soga-s@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 the school.

12. Financial Assistance

12.1 Countries supported financially by IAEA:

During the attendance at the 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.

Bangladesh, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexican, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates.

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 and Poland as shown in Section 12.1 will be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2018 subsidy.
Participants Republic of Turkey and Viet Nam will be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2018 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 the 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 https://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2018 for more information. For the previous management school info please visit https://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2017.

Sponsors

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

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