Professor from The UNWE Took Part in A Prestigious Forum in Islamabad, Pakistan

Friday, 25 March 2016 12:25

Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Dean of the Economics of Infrastructure Faculty and Head of the National and Regional Security Department took part in the Annual Meeting of the International Network for Nuclear Security Training and Support Centers (NSSC Network) organized in Islamabad, Pakistan under the auspices of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and the Government of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

Prof. Dimitrov delivered a presentation related to the International Master`s Degree Programme in Nuclear Security of UNWE and the forthcoming opening of the International Support Center for Nuclear Security of our university.

Prof. Dimitrov with the Chairwoman of the Network - the Ambassador Bonnie Jenkins from the USA and Deputy Chairman Naoi Yusuke from Japan during the sessions

The participants in the meeting visited the training and academic centers as well as laboratories for nuclear security of the Pakistan Armed Forces, Pakistan Nuclear Regulatory Authority (PNRA), Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and the Pakistan Institute of Nuclear Science Technology (PINSTECH) in Nellore near Islamabad.

The visit to the PNRA laboratory in Islamabad

Prof. Dimitrov in the simulator hall for management of the Nuclear Power Plant Chashma 2

NSSC Network is founded in 2012 in Vienna under the auspices of IAEA. Its mission is to contribute to the building up of the international nuclear security capacity through the cooperation between the centers implementing training in the field. One of the main objectives of the Network is to provide a high level of nuclear security education, promotion of cooperation and exchange between the centers.

As the NSSC Network member the UNWE will represent our country in national and international seminars, conferences and meetings dedicated to the nuclear security education. The university will develop Programmes for nuclear security education, will make analysis of educational demands and will elaborate plans in the field of cooperation related to the protection and non-proliferation of nuclear and other radioactive materials and will be the host of various national and international events.

In December 2015 our university has become the 53rd member of NSSC Network as a result of the implementation of the Agreement of Cooperation between the UNWE and IAEA signed by the Rector Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev and the Director General Yukiya Amano during his visit in Sofia in June 2014.  

Another important result of the implementation of the Agreement between the UNWE and IAEA was the start of the International Master`s Degree Nuclear Security Programme. Its objective is to prepare highly qualified managerial staff for the nuclear security demands. Ten students from six countries part of which are the IAEA scholarship students are already in the Programme. The Programme is implemented by the IAEA support in cooperation with a number of Bulgarian and international institutions and universities. It was recently signed also an Agreement of Cooperation between the UNWE and the Ministry of Energy.

 For more information visit the Programme website:  

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