The Rector Presented The UNWE International Master`s Degree Programme in Nuclear Security at The IAEA General Conference
At the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) General Conference on 27 September ambassadors, lecturers and experts from various scientific units from the countries in Europe, Asia and Africa gathered for the presentation of the International Master`s Degree Programme in Nuclear Security of the University of National and World Economy.
|From the left to the right: Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Dean of the Economics of Infrastructure Faculty and Head of the National and Regional Security Department, Lachezar Kostov, Chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Agency, Juan Carlos Lentijo, Deputy Director General of IAEA, Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev, Rector of UNWE, Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, Director of the Nuclear Security Division to the IAEA Nuclear Security and Safety Department, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetoslav Spasov, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe /OSCE/ and the other international organizations in Vienna|
The event was organized by the Permanent Mission to the Republic of Bulgaria to the United Nations, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) and the other international organizations in Vienna represented by its Permanent Representative Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetoslav Spasov and financed by the Communication Strategy of the Republic of Bulgaria. Greeting speeches at the event were delivered by the Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Svetoslav Spasov, Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov, Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan, Juan Carlos Lentijo and Dmitriy Nikonov, responsible for the Programme for Development and International Cooperation to the Education in Nuclear Security Division.
During the opening of the event
In his statement the Rector of UNWE featured the key moments: form the arising of the idea to the realization of the Master`s Degree Programme by the signing of the Agreement between the UNWE and the IAEA during the visit of the Director General Yukiya Amano in Sofia. Prof. Stattev outlined that the Programme itself had been unique not only in Europe but also in the world and adduced his arguments why the UNWE is the university educating students in that field.
The Rector of UNWE Prof. D.Sc.(Econ.) Statty Stattev
“The UNWE has the resources and the professionals to implement the education in the field of nuclear security and it is logically for the largest economic university in southeastern Europe to be a leader in the education and research in this field”, declared the Rector. He pointed out that 19 candidates had already submitted their documents for education in the Master`s Degree Programme for the academic year 2016 / 2017. The Rector expressed his thankfulness to everyone for the efforts in the field so important for the UNWE.
In his presentation about the Master`s Degree Programme Prof. Dimitrov outlined that its success had been due to the merits of lecturers and the UNWE Managing body, as well as to the lecturers from the Climent Ohridsky University of Sofia, Technical University, Bulgarian Academy of Science, Kozloduy Nuclear Power Plant, Nuclear Regulatory Agency and the guest-lecturers from the IAEA.
Prof. Dr. Dimitar Dimitrov
The Director of the Nuclear Security Division to the Nuclear Security and Safety Department of IAEA Raja Abdul Aziz Raja Adnan expressed his thankfulness to Prof. Stattev and Prof. Dimitrov for the successful start and outlined: “This Programme is the first one in the world following and showing the directions in the nuclear security education approved by the IAEA in 2010. The UNWE Master`s Degree Programme reflects the increasing interest to the speciality and provides in time the opportunity for students to touch to the most modern education in the field. The Programme provides also the best academic experience by means of visits, theoretical exercises and examples. This Programme, of course, couldn`t be implemented without the financial support of IAEA. Thanks to the UNWE!”.
Lentijo, Deputy Director General of IAEA said that the Programme had been useful as for Bulgaria as for the international community because of the essence of educational process and its contribution to the assistance of the nuclear security global system. I join to the greetings for the founders of the Programme and wish them success in a long-term aspect, said Lentijo.
During the discussions
“There is a very great interest in a world plan to the programmes for education in the field of nuclear security so a number of countries form Asia, Africa and Europe decided to develop it. Congratulations to the University of National and World Economy for the efforts and for the great achievement in developing the Master`s Degree Programme in Nuclear Security”, said Dmitriy Nikonov.