Many countries recently have seen expressed strong interests to develop nuclear power for reducing poverty, raising living standards, improving healthcare, and increasing industrial and agricultural productivity. Developing the appropriate environment and infrastructure is essential to successfully operate nuclear power plant. However, creating the infrastructure for a nuclear power plant is challenging issues and complex projects for developing countries inexperienced at enormous national project such as nuclear power. So the KAIF(Korea Atomic Industrial Forum, Inc) is evolving guidelines and milestones in order to establish and prepare adequate the entire national infrastructure needed to implement nuclear power program and operate nuclear power plants. In 2010, KAIF respectively published “Introduction to Construction of Nuclear Power Plant” and “Manual for introduction to nuclear power plant”. Along with the effort of KAIF, Republic of Korea creates the education program of infrastructure development with basic guidelines and its remarkable experiences from least developed country to developed country with nuclear power within only 50 years.
In contrast to previous courses for nuclear power development, this course sufficiently reflects today’s international trends of infrastructures and covers all relevant issues for developing nuclear power. Moreover, providing courses are changed according to the evaluation result of the status of national nuclear infrastructure and demanded countries’ recent information. Most advantage of this course is that all issues are able to be provided with realistic and proper Korean examples to many developing countries. 19 issues would be covered in this course including national position, nuclear safety, management, funding and financing, legislative framework, safeguards, regulatory framework, radiation protection, electrical grid, human resources development, stakeholder involvement, site and supporting facilities, environmental protection, emergency planning, security and physical protection, nuclear fuel cycle, radioactive waste, industrial involvement and procurement. Interconnection of each issue in the diverse viewpoints would be emphasized in the class. We are pleased to provide any additional information and helps under your needs and requests. We hope our activities can contribute to your countries development with peaceful and sustainable nuclear energy.
This course is developed for decision makers and national energy planners in the government, utilities, and regulatory body. Moreover, anyone interested in nuclear power can attend this course including the public opinion leaders and students who leading their countries in the future.
- Distributed teaching materials in the class
- Korea Atomic Industrial Forum, Introduction to Construction of Nuclear Power Plant, 2010
- Korea Atomic Industrial Forum, Manual for introduction to nuclear power plant, 2010