On Friday morning (September 9, 2021), the opening ceremony of the Japanese Nuclear Power Plant Technology Course 2021 co-organized by Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Japan International Nuclear Energy Development Company (JINED) and Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM) was held on the MS TEAMS platform due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic.
Attending the opening ceremony of the JINED2021 course, there were the presence of Mr. Teshuhiro Nobuta, Counselor of the Japanese Embassy in Vietnam; Assoc. Huynh Dang Chinh, Vice Rector of Hanoi University of Science and Technology; Dr. Tran Chi Thanh, President of the Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VINATOM), Mr. Tomoaki Shirakawa, CEO of JINED; Mr. Akio Toba, Executive Director of JICC; with all faculty and students of the course.
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Teshuhiro Nobuta highly appreciated the efforts of Hanoi University of Science and Technology, Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute and JINED company, JICC to cooperate in organizing courses in the form of online. He also emphasized that electricity consumption in ASEAN countries has increased along with economic development. In other regions or countries to reduce greenhouse gases, there is a huge transition through the shift from coal-fired power to gas-fired power and Renewable Energy. In that context, although Nuclear Power still has many existing problems, it is still expected to promote its role as a stable power source different from Renewable Energy. Although Vietnam has halted the plan to build a nuclear power plant in 2016, in countries around the world such as the US, UK, France, Korea, etc. continues to consider nuclear power as an important background load source. Through lessons learned from the Fukushima incident, Japan is continuing to restart to the highest level with existing plants and focusing on developing the next generation of Reactors with outstanding safety
The course takes place in 5 weeks, from 9-9-2021 to 14-10-2021 with 3 training components including: (1) Basic Nuclear Physics; (2) Basic technical technology for nuclear power plants; (3) Safety and management issues for nuclear power plants, providing students with a practical overview of the latest technologies in the field of nuclear power. Participants are young officials, university students and graduate students; officials who are teaching, working and studying in the technical field related to Nuclear Energy have good English listening and speaking skills or higher. The School of Engineering Physics (SEP) was assigned to organize and run the course.
After finishing the course, the 2 best students of the course will have the opportunity to visit the Nuclear industrial facilities as well as the Nuclear Power Plant in Japan.
Summarized: School of Engineering Physics