Studying the Atom

Rosatom and ITC signed a joint memorandum.

In late August, Rosatom Southeast Asia and the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) signed a memorandum of understanding to facilitate joint programs in nuclear research and education.

The parties agreed to develop partnerships between ITC, Russian universities and Rosatom’s research organizations. ITC will provide a basis for a nuclear information center to be established in Cambodia.

“Nuclear science and technology are essential components of the national strategy. Apart from energy production, nuclear technology is used in medicine, agriculture and other important industries,” said Dr. Om Romny, Director General of ITC.

The memorandum was signed in connection with last year’s framework agreement on peaceful uses of nuclear power. The document provides the legal basis for bilateral cooperation in nuclear education and staff training, fundamental and applied research, use of irradiation technologies in industry, medicine, agriculture and environmental protection. It also opens up prospects for long-term projects, such as the construction of Russian-designed nuclear reactors in Cambodia.

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Founded in 1964, the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) had eight departments and 4,942 students as of August 2018.