PROSPECTUS

1. Date and Venue

Date:
16th July to 1st August, 2019
Venue:
The University of Tokyo, Hongo Campus, Tokyo, Fukushima region, and Fukui region, Japan

2. Deadline for Nominations

29th March, 2019

3. Organizers

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

4. Host Country Organizer

Mr. Akio Takahashi
Steering Committee Chair, JN-HRD.net
President, JAIF
President, 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, JAEA
Tel: +81-29-282-5444
Mr. Akio Toba
Executive Director, JICC
Tel: +81-3-3591-2210

5. 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.

6. Expected Output(s):

After NEM school, the participants will have the updated knowledge on nuclear energy programme. 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.

7. 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 Fukushima and Fukui 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 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.

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

Session Topics

  • International Cooperation; IAEA Support for Nuclear Power
  • Leadership & Management in a Nuclear Enterprise
  • Human Resources Management and Nuclear Knowledge management
  • Economics of Nuclear Energy
  • Nuclear law
  • Nuclear Safety, Security and Safeguard
  • Nuclear Power Technologies
  • Nuclear Power Plant Construction and Operation
  • Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Radioactive Waste Management
  • Stakeholder Involvement

Educational elements below will be used to reach knowledge objectives.

  • Lectures by experts from IAEA, Japan and Oversea institutions
  • Technical visits of nuclear-related facilities and companies
  • Group projects: discussion, preparation and presentation
  • Pre-test, Key word survey at the starting and end of the school, Daily Feedback and Final Examination

8. 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.

9. Language

Working language is English.

10. Participation

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

Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, and Viet Nam.

Most of these countries are seriously planning to newly introduce nuclear power or to expand nuclear power programmes.

11. 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 themselves shall describe how to make good use of the fruits of the school for their current and/or future jobs in the application form.
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.

12. Nomination Procedure

Nominations shall be submitted on the application form for the school. Completed forms shall 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.

General contact and application of the school:

Mr. Kazuo KISHIDA, General Manager
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: kishida-k@jaif-icc.com
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.Yoshiko Sano, Secretariat
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: sano-y@jaif-icc.com
Ms.Arisa Toi, Secretariat
JAIF International Cooperation Center (JICC)
Tel.: +81-3-6367-0114
Fax: +81-3-6367-0115
e-mail: toi-a@jaif-icc.com

13. Pre-test

The nominees shall take the pre-test using CLP4NET by the date specified on the IAEA website.
The IAEA staffs will contact the nominees for instruction of the pre-test procedure. Please note that it is a part of the selection process for the participation.

14. Administrative Arrangement

Established organizations will be informed of the names of successful participants selected by organizers.
Those participants will be contacted from the general secretariat about a visa to enter Japan and given details on the school.

15. Financial Assistance

15.1 Countries supported financially by IAEA:

During the school period, 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.

Brazil, China, Czech Republic, India, Indonesia, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Lithuania, Malaysia, Mexico, Philippines, Poland, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, and Viet Nam.

One participant in each country mentioned-above will be accepted for this financial assistance, should he/she be successfully selected.
Successful participants will be given full details on the procedures to be followed with regard to financial matters.

15.2 Countries supported financially by JICC:

Moreover participants (i.e. 2 and more) from Czech Republic and Poland as shown in Section 15.1 may be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2019 subsidy.
Participants Republic of Turkey may be assisted financially by JICC under the conditions of the government FY2019 subsidy.

15.3 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.
Participants should not bring any family members with them to Japan.

16. Management School Web Page

Visit http://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2019 for more information. For the previous management school info please visit http://www.jaif.or.jp/en/nem/2018.

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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