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CHERNE (Cooperation for Higher Education on Radiological and Nuclear Engineering) is a wide-scope open academic network focused on teaching and learning activities with the main objective of enhancing educational and scientific cooperation, as well as competence and equipment sharing between its partners in the field of nuclear and radiological sciences and technology.
This 11th Workshop in Minsk will focus on:
New Needs and Opportunities for CHERNE Network
under the umbrella of nuclear knowledge management
This Workshop in Minsk will review the challenges related to nuclear education and training, the initiatives recently undertaken to meet them, and the future needs with regard to the present day situation and the expected future developments for acquiring, creating, transferring and exploiting nuclear knowledge.
There is a real risk of the loss of nuclear knowledge if no measures are taken, and preservation of skills in the nuclear field requires a general effort. It is very important for accident prevention, safety of NPP operation and peaceful application of nuclear technology that workers have the right training and experience, with technological and organizational support. These conditions can only be established and sustained over time with the strategy of knowledge management. Nuclear knowledge management (NKM) came to the forefront in the IAEA as a formal program only in the 21st century. Knowledge is the most valuable asset for nuclear energy industry without which the industry cannot operate safely and economically. NKM focuses on knowledge creation, identification, sharing, transfer, protection, validation, storage, dissemination, preservation or utilization. In a situation where nobody could expect big investments in nuclear education, where many retiring university professors are not replaced, an open network such as CHERNE is a way to share the remaining resources and thus to maintain the quality of nuclear education at a level which cannot be assured by individual institutions alone.
Some of the challenges could be:
• How to answer expectations of our CHERNE members (some of them never fulfilled).
• How to answer challenges that society, Europe, the unemployment of academically educated people in many countries
• How to enlarge the educational collaboration between our members, supported by larger European budgets.
• How to enlarge the educational and training collaboration with industry, extra promoted and financially supported by Europe.
• How to enlarge the collaboration between our partners, when no governmental or European budgets are available.
• How to include sustainability and ethics in academic development, how to pay attention to individual and societal responsibilities of our students, to be seen as the future experts.
• How to improve the visibility and attractiveness of CHERNE nuclear training for more European and non-European students in view of the strong competition from other networks and centers of nuclear education.
• How to make available teaching material, in particular through the use of new information technologies, online and distance courses.
• How to give a new impetus to the teaching of interdisciplinary courses appropriate both to nuclear physicists, chemists and engineers.
The subjects of interest to the Workshop encompass education and research in all areas of Nuclear and Radiological Engineering, including but not limited to:
• Radiation Protection
• Radiation and Radionuclide Applications to Industry, Medicine and Research
• Environmental Radioactivity
• Radiation and Nuclear Measurements
• Monte Carlo methods applied to radiation transport
• Nuclear Reactors
• Nuclear Safety and Security
• Risk Analysis applied to Nuclear and Radiological Engineering
Particularly meaningful to the scope of CHERNE are issues relating to the organization, in the framework of the Bologna declaration, of the career of students majoring in nuclear/radiological engineering and/or physics.
|International Program Committee||Local Organizing Committee|
|Chairman: José Ródenas
Chairman: Alexei Tolstik
Early registration deadline: April 24th 2015
Abstract submission: May 1st 2015
Registration fees are
200 euro per participant for payments received until May 8, 2015
250 euro per participant for payments received after May 8, 2015
150 euro per student, master or PhD student.
The fee includes workshop materials, trip to the BelNPP site, social events (to be confirmed), coffee-breaks, lunches, welcome dinner and farewell.
Registration fee does not include accommodation and transportation. All fees for the CHERNE 2015 Workshop should be paid in EUR (€).
Bank transfer details:
Correspondent bank: COMMERZBANK AG, Frankfurt
SWIFT code: COBADEFF
Bank of the beneficiary: 400886650101
BSC # 539 of Belinvestbank JSC,
Minsk, 29 Masherova av., Belarus
SWIFT code: BLBBBY2X
Beneficiary: Acc. № 3632900493059
Belarusian State University,
4, Nezavisimosti, av., Minsk, 220030
Please include "CHERNE" and your name in the transfer reference to ensure that your payment can be identified.
Please send us your abstract (half A4 page, maximum one) before May 1, 2015.
- Font - Times New Roman, size - 12 pt, single space. Indentation – 1.25 cm. All margins of 2 cm.
- Title (bold, capital letters) (if the title from several lines, without hyphens).
- Empty line
- Initials and surname of the author (bold, capital letters).
- City, Institute, position
All lines listed above: with indentation, left alignment and without point at the end.
- Empty line
Keywords: no more than 5
- Empty line
- Text with obligatory width alignment and automatic hyphenation.
You can download CHERNE 2015 abstract template here.
CHERNE 2015 programme is available here
CHERNE 2015 participants list is available here
The participants are advised to use www.booking.com for an appropriate hotel reservation. Local organizing committee is ready to provide infotainment and any help with reservation if needed.
Find enclosed list of Minsk hotels with approximate cost. Also there is an opportunity to settle in BSU campus hotel; approximate cost is 30-40 Euro per night (without breakfast).
The hotels recommended according to their location and cost: Sputnik (rather inexpensive, with good price-quality ratio and convinient location), Yubileinaya, Planeta, and Belarus (these three hotels are also not very expencive, located a little bit farther from the place where the Workshop will be held in comparison with Sputnik hotel, but very convenient as well).
Urgent!!!SMART OFFER from Planeta Hotel!
According to the Law of the Republic of Belarus a foreign sitizen may enter Belarus only having a visa. Detailed information on receiving it you can find here. The consular fee is 60 Euro. Visa should be recieved beforehand your visit, although there exists an opportunity to get visa in the National Airport Minsk (the consular fee is 90 Euro, additional information is available here).
While compliting your visa application form, please, specify:
Name of inviting organisation: Belarusian State University
Address of stay in Belarus: here you should specify the address of the hotel, where you will live. If you have not booked it yet but have to apply for visa urgently, you can state in the application form the address of the BSU campus hotel: city - Minsk, street - Oktjabrskaya street, building number - 2.
How to come to Minsk:
By air - most of European airlines have a direct flight to Minsk.
By rail - direct international express and intercity trains operate between Belarus and most European countries.
By road - highway connections exist with Ukraine, the Baltic States, Poland and Russia.
Belarusian State University
Leningradskaya, 14 str., 220030 Minsk, Belarus
The weather in Minsk in June is mild at the day time and cool at nights. The day temperature ranges from 17 °C to 25 °C. Current weather and 4-days forecast for Minsk, Belarus (pogoda.by)