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MEXT

THE NUCLEAR RESEARCHERS


EXCHANGE PROGRAM
Invitation

FY2010
Application Guide
This Program is linked to the frame of FNCA ANTEP

January, 2010
MEXT;
Ministry of Education, Culture,
Sports, Science and Technology
Government of Japan
See

NSRA web site http://www.nsra.or.jp/index-e.html for the information

of MEXT Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program 2010.

The Program for 2010FY will be carried out after the approval of the 2010FY
budget by the Government of Japan.

And the implementing organization of the program for 2010FY is not yet
determined.

The Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program FY2010


- Invitation Contents
A. About The Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program -----------2
B. Invitation of Asian Researchers
-(1)FNCA Special Invitation Course -----------------3
-(2)Research Institute Course ------------------------5
-(3)University Course -----------------------------------8
C. Application Procedure, Notification of Results
and Allowances------------------------------------------11
Reference Table 1. ----------------------------------------------------------13
The Major Host Organizations in Japan (HQ & Site)
Reference Table 2. ----------------------------------------------------------15
The Designated Organizations and the Contact Persons
Reference Table 3.-----------------------------------------------------------17
FNCA HRD Project Leaders
Attachment 1 Application Form
A. Application ---------------------------------------- (a)
A1. Invitation- FNCA Special Invitation
A2. Invitation - XR, YR and Z
A3. Invitation - XT and YT
A4. Invitation - UR
B. Candidates Statement ------------------------- (b)
C. Official Statement -------------------------------- (c)
D. Medical Certificate ------------------------------- (d)
Attachment 2 List of Research Subjects
2-1 FNCA Special Invitation Course
2-2 Research Institute Course Group X (X Research, X Training)
2-3 Research Institute Course - Group Y (Y Research, Y Training)
Examples from the past Group Y
2-4 University Course
Attachment 3
3-1 About Asian Nuclear Training and Education Program(ANTEP)
3-2 Possible Matching Research Themes to Needs in FNCA/ANTEP
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A. About The Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program


Background
The Nuclear Researchers Exchange Program welcomes nuclear researchers from
neighboring Asian countries to Japan and dispatches Japanese experts to those countries.
This program was established in 1985, in conjunction with the Japanese policy of
promoting cooperation with neighboring countries, and was based on the decision of the
Atomic Energy Commission in December 1984.
There are Research Institute Course started in JFY1985 and University Course newly
started in JFY2006, both enables Asian researchers to obtain the state-of-the-art technical
knowledge and to perform high grade research activities in Japan, for contributing to build up
and to strengthen nuclear base and nuclear safety in each Asian country.
This Program is linked to the frame of FNCA/ ANTEP (*) (Attachment 3-1).
(*)

FNCA : Forum for Nuclear Cooperation in Asia


ANTEP: Asian Nuclear Training and Education Program

Basic Concept
In this program, Japanese research institutes accept Asian researchers studying and
working in the field for the peaceful use of nuclear energy.
Also, these institutes dispatch Japanese nuclear experts to Asian countries.

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B. Invitation of Asian Researchers


(1) FNCA Special Invitation Course (New Course)
Length of Assignment
Asian researchers on FNCA Special Invitation Course will serve a term of 3 months to
maximum 12 months.

Invited Country (*1)


Australia (*2), Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Korea
and Vietnam

(*2)

, Malaysia, The Philippines, Thailand

(*1) FNCA member countries are invited.


(*2) OECD member countries are required to participate in this Course at their own expense.

Research Category
Research Categories are directly linked to the projects under FNCA.
The research categories in this Course are as follow
1. Neutron Activation Analysis
2. Research Reactor Technology
3. Mutation Breeding
4. Biofertilizer
5. Radiation Oncology
6. Cyclotron and PET in Medicine
7. Electron Accelerator Application
8. Radiation Safety & Radioactive Waste Management

1. Qualification of Applicant
All applicants are required to:
(1) Be a researcher of a governmental or public research, educational or medical institute
including a university engaged in research and development for the peaceful use of
nuclear energy;
(A Student and a professor are not qualified.)
(2) Be a researcher who has graduated from a university or college and who is involved in
research activities at the time of application;
(3) Be a nuclear researcher who could contribute to build up/strengthen nuclear
base/nuclear safety in each country after returning to his/her country;
(4) Have sufficient skills in English and/or Japanese in both speaking and writing;
(5) In principle, be less than 50 years of age;
(6) Be in physically and mentally good health to perform research activities in Japan;
(7) Be not accompanied by his/her family.

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2. Research Subject
Applicants choose one research theme from the research theme list of FNCA Special
Invitation Course (Attachment 2-1).

3. Length of Assignment
The length of assignment is basically as follows.
3 months to maximum 12 months
MEXT and the host organizations will decide the actual term.
The term might be shortened due to the circumstances in Japan during the research
period.

4. Number of Acceptance
About 20(*) researchers, including Research Institute Course and University Course.
(*) Number of acceptance may be subject to change under 2010FY budget by the Government of
Japan.

4. Approximate numbers of applications in each country


No limited

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(2) Research Institute Course


Host Organization
In Japanese JFY 2010, the host organizations include as follow.
- Japan Atomic Energy Agency (JAEA)
- Japan Radioisotope Association (JRIA)
- National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)
- National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences (NIAS)
- National Institute for Material Science (NIMS)
- National Institute of Radiological Science (NIRS)
- Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center (WERC).

Length of Assignment
Asian researchers on Research Institute Course will serve a term of 3 months to maximum
12 months.

Invited Country (*1)


Australia (*2), Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea (*2), Malaysia, Mongolia,
The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
(*1) FNCA member countries and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka are invited.
(*2) OECD member countries are required to participate in this Course at their own expense.

Research Category
The research categories in this program are as follow.
1. Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste
- Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness, Waste Management,
Decommissioning, others
2. Radiation and Radioisotope Application
(1) Radiation Science
- Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Physics, Radiological Analysis, Neutron Science,
others
(2) Radiation and Radioisotope Application
- Agricultural Application, Medical Application, Industrial Application, Environmental
Application, Accelerator Technology, Radioisotope Production, Neutron Beam
Application, Facility Operation and Maintenance, others
3. Research Reactor
- Nuclear Data and Physics, Reactor Physics, Reactor Design and Engineering,
Material and Nuclear Fuel, Reactor Safety, Reactor Operations and Maintenance,
others
4. Nuclear Administration
- Safety Regulation and Licensing, Public Communications, others
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5. Others
- Nuclear Power Reactor (Reactor Physics, Material and Nuclear Fuel, Reactor
Design and Engineering, Reactor Operations and Maintenance, Nuclear Safety,
others
- Safeguards
- Others

1. Qualification of Applicant
All applicants are required to:
(1) Be a researcher of a governmental or public research, educational or medical institute
including a university engaged in research and development for the peaceful use of
nuclear energy;
(A Student and a professor are not qualified.)
(2) Be a researcher who has graduated from a university or college and who is involved in
research activities at the time of application;
(3) Be a nuclear researcher who could contribute to build up/strengthen nuclear
base/nuclear safety in each country after returning to his/her country;
(4) Have sufficient skills in English and/or Japanese in both speaking and writing;
(5) In principle, be less than 50 years of age;
(6) Be in physically and mentally good health to perform research activities in Japan;
(7) Be not accompanied by his/her family.

2. Research Course and Type


(1)X Type: Theme List Type
Applicants choose one research theme from the research/training theme list of
Research Institute Course (Attachment 2-2).
XR) X Research Course
XT) X Training Course
(2) Y Type: Free Theme Type
YR) Y Research Course
YT) Y Training Course
Applicants choose one category (Y1 to Y3) and propose a detailed research/ training
plan (Attachment 2-3).
Y1: Radiation Control/Monitoring of Nuclear Facilities, Radiation Protection,
Environmental Monitoring, etc.
Y2: Low Level Radioactive Waste Management, RI Waste Management
Y3: Safety Analysis
(3) Z Type: Returnee Type
Applicants who were invited to Japan in the past on this program and wish to come
back to Japan to deepen his/her research propose a detailed research plan.
Z) Z Course

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3. Term
The length of assignment is basically as follows.
XR/ YR/ Z: 6 to maximum 12 months
XT/ YT : 3 to 6 months
MEXT and the host organizations will decide the actual term.
The term might be shortened due to the circumstances in Japan during the research
period.

4. Number of Acceptance
About 20(*) researchers, including FNCA Special Invitation Course and University Course
(*) Number of acceptance may be subject to change under 2010FY budget by the Government of
Japan.

5. Approximate numbers of applications in each country


Considering the actual numbers of accepted researchers from each country in recent
years, the estimates numbers of applications from each country are as follows.
Bangladesh

25 China

40

Indonesia

25

Malaysia

15

The Philippines

10 Sri Lanka

15

Thailand

25

Vietnam

25

* Australia and Korea: No limited

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(3) University Course


Host Organization
In Japanese JFY 2010, the host organizations include as follow.
- Hokkaido University
- Kyoto University
- Kyushu University
- Nagoya University
- Osaka University
- The University of Tokyo
- Tohoku University
- Tokyo Institute of Technology
- Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
- University of Fukui

Length of Assignment
Asian researchers on University Course will serve a term of 3 months to maximum 12
months.

Invited Country (*1)


Australia (*2), Bangladesh, China, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Korea (*2), Malaysia, Mongolia,
The Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Vietnam
(*1) FNCA member countries and Kazakhstan, Mongolia, Sri Lanka are invited.
(*2) OECD member countries are required to participate in this Course at their own expense.

Research Category
The research categories in this program are as follow.
1. Radiation Safety and Radioactive Waste
- Radiation Protection, Emergency Preparedness, Waste Management,
Decommissioning, others
2. Radiation and Radioisotope Application
(1) Radiation Science
- Radiation Chemistry, Radiation Physics, Radiological Analysis, Neutron Science,
others
(2) Radiation and Radioisotope Application
- Agricultural Application, Medical Application, Industrial Application, Environmental
Application, Accelerator Technology, Radioisotope Production, Neutron Beam
Application, Facility Operation and Maintenance, others
3. Research Reactor
- Nuclear Data and Physics, Reactor Physics, Reactor Design and Engineering,
Material and Nuclear Fuel, Reactor Safety, Reactor Operations and Maintenance,
others
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4. Nuclear Administration
- Safety Regulation and Licensing, Public Communications, others
5. Others
- Nuclear Power Reactor (Reactor Physics, Material and Nuclear Fuel, Reactor
Design and Engineering, Reactor Operations and Maintenance, Nuclear Safety,
others
- Safeguards
- Others

1. Qualification of Applicant
All applicants are required to:
(1) Be a researcher of a governmental or public research, educational or medical institute
including a university engaged in research and development for the peaceful use of
nuclear energy;
(A Student and a professor are not qualified.)
(2) Be a researcher who has graduated from a university or college and who is involved in
research activities at the time of application;
(3) Be a nuclear researcher who could contribute to build up/strengthen nuclear
base/nuclear safety in each country after returning to his/her country;
(4) Have sufficient skills in English and/or Japanese in both speaking and writing;
(5) In principle, be less than 50 years of age;
(6) Be in physically and mentally good health to perform research activities in Japan;
(7) Be not accompanied by his/her family.

2. Research Course and Type


Applicants choose one research subject from the research theme list of UR Research
Course (Attachment 2-4).
UR Fellows will be a member of a laboratory organized by a host professor(s) at the host
university(s), AND perform research activities under the guidance of the host professor.

3. Term
The length of assignment is basically as follow.
3 months to maximum 12 months
MEXT and the host organizations will decide the actual term.
The term might be shortened due to the circumstances in Japan during the research
period.

4. Number of Acceptance
About 20(*) researchers, including FNCA Special Invitation Course and Research Institute
Course
(*) Number of acceptance may be subject to change under 2010FY budget by the Government of
Japan.

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5. Approximate numbers of applications in each country


Considering the actual numbers of accepted researchers from each country in recent
years, the estimates numbers of applications from each country are as follows.
Bangladesh

15 China

20

Indonesia

15

Malaysia

10

The Philippines

15

Thailand

15

Vietnam

15

Sri Lanka

* Australia and Korea: No limited

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C. Application Procedure, Notification of Results


and Allowances
1. Application Procedure
(1) Completing Application Form
Applicants must complete the attached Application Form and submit it to their home
organizations. Each home organization checks the application forms and submits them
with 2 pieces of your photos (4cm X 3cm) to the designated organization in each
country (Reference Table 2).
We advise each home organization to send the application forms earlier enough for the
designated organization to organize the applications before sending to NSRA, Japan.
Notice of completing Application Form
1) A copy of one recent paper written by each applicant on the relevant theme
should be attached to his/her application.
2) Official Statement of Home Organization by an applicant's direct supervisor or
the equivalent person should be attached.
(2) Sending Application Form to Japan
The designated organization and FNCA HRD Project Leader (for FNCA member
countries: Reference Table 3) in each country is requested to select the nominees by
checking all the applications, and the contact person of the designated organization is
requested to send the original application forms of selected nominees and Letter of
Recommendation signed by the FNCA Coordinator of the country or the Chairman of
Atomic Energy Authority/Commission (for non-FNCA member countries) to Nuclear
Safety Research Association (NSRA) by airmail no later than February 28, 2010.
(Punctuality is strongly recommended!)
Addressee: Mr. Hidetaka ISHIKAWA
General Supervisor
Nuclear Safety Research Association (NSRA)
Shinbashi 5-18-7, Minato-ku, Tokyo 105-0004 Japan
E-mail: iard@nsra.or.jp
The implementing organization in 2010FY Program may be subject to change.

2. Notification of the results


(1) MEXT/NSRA selection committee organized by the experts group and each host
organization in Japan will carefully select applicants to be invited to Japan based on the
research plan. In the decision of the final selection, other information (balance of
numbers of accepted researchers from each country, balance among research category,
age, and experience of participating in this Program and/or the other MEXT programs)
will be considered. Preference will be given to younger applicants, applicants who have
not any experience or have only a few experiences in participating in MEXT programs
(except the applicants for Z type (Returnee) Course).
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(2) A preliminary announcement of list of the applicants in a final stage to the each
designated organization will be made by the beginning of April 2010.
The results of selection will be notified from MEXT to the each designated organization
by the beginning of June 2010.
(3) Each successful applicant to be invited to Japan will be notified, at the same time as
each designated organization will be informed, of the invitation details, including the
term and the date of entry to Japan.
(4) Those who received the notice of acceptance must not cancel the nomination except
for by the accidental reasons etc.

3. Transportation, Allowance and Accommodation, etc


The following will be borne by MEXT.
(1) Transportation
- Economy class round-trip air ticket (from the international airport for Japan)
- Round-trip travel expenses between the arrival airport and the host organization in
Japan
(2) Allowance
- Daily allowances of about JPY 5,000 from the arrival date in Japan to the departure
date from Japan.
(3) Accommodation
- Furnished single room (The fellow must not be accompanied by his/her family)
(4) Overseas Travel Accident Insurance
- Door to door overseas travel accident insurance

4. Personal Agreement
The home organization of each research fellow and the fellow himself/herself are to
conclude an agreement covering obligations and responsibilities of the fellow with each host
organization.

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Reference Table 1
The Host Organizations in Japan - Research Institute Course
JAEA) Japan Atomic Energy Agency
HQ) Muramatsu 4-49, Tokai-mura, Naka-gun, Ibaraki, 319-1184, Japan
Site) Oarai, Horonobe, Kansai, Takasaki, Tokai, Tokyo, Tono, Tsuruga
JRIA) Japan Radioisotope Association
HQ) Honkomagome 2-28-45, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8941, Japan
Site) Tokyo, Iwate
AIST) National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
HQ/Site) Central 2, 1-1-1 Umezono, Tsukuba, Ibaraki, 305-8568, Japan
NIAS) Institute of Radiation Breeding, National Institute of Agrobiological Sciences
HQ/Site) Kamimurata 2425, Hitachiohmiya-shi, Ibaraki, 319-2136, Japan
NIMS) National Institute for Materials Science
HQ/Site) 1-1 Namiki, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0044, Japan
NIRS) National Institute of Radiological Sciences
HQ/Site) Anagawa 4-9-1, Inage-ku, Chiba-shi, Chiba, 263-8555, Japan
WERC) The Wakasa Wan Energy Research Center
HQ/Site)Nagatani 64-52-1, Tsuruga-shi, Fukui, 914-0192, Japan

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The Host Organizations in Japan- University Course


Hokkaido University
HQ) Kita8, Nishi5, Kita-ku, Sapporo-shi, Hokkaido 060-0808, Japan
Kyoto University
HQ) Yoshida-Honmachi, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 606-8501, Japan
Site) Kyoto, Kumatori
Kyushu University
HQ) 744, Motooka, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka-shi, Fukuoka 819-0395, Japan
Nagoya University
HQ) Furo-cho, Chikusa-ku, Nagoya-shi, Aichi 464-8601, Japan
Osaka University
HQ) 1-1 Yamada-Oka, Suita-shi, Osaka 565-0871, Japan
The University of Tokyo
HQ) 7-3-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8656, Japan
Site) Tokyo, Tokai, Chiba
Tohoku University
HQ) 2-1-1, Katahira, Aoba-ku, Sendai-shi, Miyagi 980-8577, Japan
Tokyo Institute of Technology
HQ) 2-12-1, Ookayama, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 152-8550, Japan
Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology
HQ) 3-8-1 Harumicho, Fuchu-shi, Tokyo 183-8538, Japan
University of Fukui
HQ) 3-9-1, Bunkyo , Fukui-shi, Fukui 910-8507, Japan

For any questions about the application guide, please contact with NSRA by e-mail at
iard@nsra.or.jp.

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Reference Table 2
The Designated Organizations and Contact Persons
Australia

Dr. Ron Hutchings


Acting Executive General Manager
Strategy, Government & International Relations
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO)
New Illawarra Road, Lucas Heights NSW 2234, AUSTRALIA
tel: +61-2-9717-3733 fax:: +61-2-9717-6111
e-mail: Ron.Hutchings@ansto.gov.au

Bangladesh

Dr. Feroza Akhtar


Director, International Affairs Division
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)
E-12/A, Agargaon, Sher-e-Bangla Nagar, G.P.O.Box No-158, Dhaka-1207,
BANGLADESH
tel: +880-2-8130987 fax: +880-2-8130102 e-mail: iadbaec@yahoo.com
Dr. Song Gongbao
Deputy Division Director
Department of International Cooperation
China Atomic Energy Authority (CAEA)
A8, Fucheng Road, Haidian District, Beijing 100037, CHINA
tel: +86-10-8858-1293 fax:: +86-10-8858-1655
e-mail: gbsong931@yahoo.com.cn
Dr. Ferhat Aziz
Head, Bureau of Cooperation, Legal and Public Relation
National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN)
Jl. KH. Abdul Rohim, Mampang Prapatan, Jakarta 12710, INDONESIA
tel: +62-21-5251109 fax: +62-21-5251110 e-mail: ferhat@batan.go.id
Dr. Young Mi Nam
Head of International Education Team
Nuclear Training and Education Center
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)
P.O.Box150 Dukjin-dong, Yusong-gu, Daejon, 305-600, KOREA
tel: +82-42-868-2679 fax:: +82-42-861-5018 e-mail:ymnam@kaeri.re.kr
Ms. Rabiah Abu Hassan
Director of Human Resource Development Division
Malaysian Nuclear Agency(Nuclear Malaysia)
Bangi, 43000 Kajang, MALAYSIA
tel: +6-03-8928-2943
e-mail: rabiah@nuclearmalaysia.gov.my

China

Indonesia

Korea

Malaysia

The Philippines

Ms. Nydia C. Medina


Senior Science Research Specialist
Technical Assistance Unit Office of the Director
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)
Commonwealth Ave., Diliman, Quezon City 1101, The PHILIPPINES
tel&fax: +63-2-920-8742 e-mail: ncmedina@pnri.dost.gov.ph

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Sri Lanka

Thailand

Vietnam

Mr. H.G. P. Karunaratne


Head, Human Resources Development and International Cooperation
Atomic Energy Authority (AEA)
60/460, Baseline Road, Orugodawatta, Wellampititya, SRI LANKA
tel: +94-11-2533427-8, 2533449 fax:+94-11-2533448
e-mail: karunaratne@aea.ac.lk, officialmail@aea.ac.lk
Ms.Kanchalika Dechates
Head, International Cooperation Section
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology(TINT)
9/9 Moo 7, Tambol Saimoon, Amphur Ongkharak, Nakornnyayok
26120, THAILAND
tel : +66-37-392-932 fax : +66-37-392-913
e-mail : d_kanchalika@yahoo.com
Mr. Le Doan Phac
Director, Department of International Cooperation
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VAEI)
59, Ly Thuong Kiet, Hanoi, VIETNAM
tel: +84-4-942-0266, 942-3479 fax: +84-4-942-4133
e-mail: ldphac@yahoo.com, hq.vaec@hn.vnn.vn

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Reference Table 3
FNCA HRD Project Leaders
Australia

Dr. Ron Hutchings


Acting Executive General Manager
Strategy, Government & International Relations
Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organization (ANSTO)

Bangladesh

Dr. Feroza Akhtar


Director, International Affairs Division,
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission (BAEC)

China

Mr. Cao Dongqing


Human Resource Planning Senior Manager
Human Resource Department
China Guangdong Nuclear Power Holding Co., Ltd.(CGNPC)

Indonesia

Mr. Hendriyanto Haditjahyono


Head of Center for Education and Training
National Nuclear Energy Agency of Indonesia (BATAN)

Korea

Dr. Young Mi Nam


Head of International Education Team
Nuclear Training and Education Center
Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI)

Malaysia

Ms. Rabiah Abu Hassan


Director, Human Resource Development Division
Malaysian Nuclear Agency(Nuclear Malaysia)

The Philippines

Dr. Corazon Casenas Bernido


Deputy Director
Philippine Nuclear Research Institute (PNRI)

Thailand

Ms. Nawabhorn Tanboon


Head of Human Resource Management Section
Thailand Institute of Nuclear Technology (TINT)

Vietnam

Mr. Vu Dang Ninh


Director, Department of Administration and Personnel Development
Vietnam Atomic Energy Institute (VAEI)

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