MALAYSIA

About 60 university partnerships and 50 research partnerships currently exist between France and Malaysia. From March 7-8, 2017, I2EN participated in Nuclear Power Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Conference, which drew large attendance from the Malaysian academic scene, was a great opportunity to discuss further cooperation in the field of nuclear education & training to strengthen the already existing academic links between the two countries.Accroche: About 60 university partnerships and 50 research partnerships currently exist between France and Malaysia. From March 7-8, 2017, I2EN participated in Nuclear Power Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The Conference, which drew large attendance from the Malaysian academic scene, was a great opportunity to discuss further cooperation in the field of nuclear education & training to strengthen the already existing academic links between the two countries.From March 7-8, 2017, a French delegation made up of representatives from EDF, AFNI, ATMEA, and I2EN participated in Nuclear Power Asia in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. I2EN presented the French perspective on the development of nuclear Human Capacity Building (HCB) in newcomer & expanding countries. The presentation included both institutional elements with recommendations on the steps to take to develop nuclear human resources and elements about the French offer in nuclear HCB. The latter focused especially on EDF Training Organization—UFPI (Training Unit for Production & Engineering)—and its 22 nuclear training centers, including three dedicated to international projects and services offers, and INSTN—the French National Institute for Nuclear Science & Technology—which has lately become an IAEA Collaborating Center in the fields of “education and training in nuclear technologies industrial and radiopharmaceutical applications”.The Institute took this opportunity to present:- Its upcoming online application especially designed for newcomer & expanding countries to find the right training courses and services offers for them,- The 9 Master’s degree programs newly accredited by I2EN (including 6 entirely taught in English) for their adequacy with the needs of industry & their first-rate academic curricula.The Conference was also an occasion to remind the audience of the academic cooperation initiatives set up between France and Malaysia among which the Malaysia-France University Center and the France-Malaysia Engineering program for students to spend two years in Malaysia followed by two and a half years in France in a University Technology Institute.To this day, about 60 university partnerships and 50 research partnerships exist between France and Malaysia, including four agreements between Nantes University Engineering School (Polytech Nantes) and Universiti Tenaga Nasional (UNITEN), University Kuala Lampur (UNIKL),  UCSI University, and the Asian Institute of Medicine, Science & Technology (AIMST).Some new cooperation areas were also discussed with players from Malaysia, India, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. I2EN offered—among other things—to expand areas of nuclear academic cooperation with exchanges of students, professors, researchers, and experts; facilitating access for students, trainees, and interns to existing education and on-the-job training programs in France; train-the-trainers programs; and the organization of seminars and/or summer schools for students, professors, and teachers.