Far Eastern Federal University (FEFU) in cooperation with Rosatom State Corporation becomes one of the main partners of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in the Asia-Pacific region. Geographical location will allow the university to participate in solving global issues of the development and control of nuclear technology. This was reported by the IAEA representatives following the visit to FEFU.
“The representatives of the IAEA confirmed that they are interested in the development of international education programs, joint research in the field of peaceful use of nuclear technology, and various experience sharing programs,” said Kirill Golokhvast, the FEFU Vice President for Research. “Through the IAEA, the university may also engage in the work of major international organizations and projects.”
“We need cooperation with FEFU, and we can do a lot together. Far Eastern Federal University has a unique position that will allow it to become one of the centers of activity of the IAEA in the world,” said Jean Pierre Cayoill, coordinator of the IAEA Department of Nuclear Sciences and Applications.
FEFU and the IAEA concluded a cooperation agreement in 2016 with the direct participation of Rosatom State Corporation. The partners agreed to coordinate actions in the field of nuclear technology, to exchange radiation data in Northeast Asia, to launch internship programs for students and faculty, and to hold joint conferences.
The International Atomic Energy Agency is the world's foremost forum for scientific and technical cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear technologies. The IAEA was established by the United Nations in 1957 and operates in the interests of 168 member states. Together with partners around the world, the agency helps countries use nuclear science and technology to achieve development goals. By joining the IAEA, the states guarantee that they will not conduct military research.