Naif university hosts international school for nuclear security

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RIYADH: Naif Arab University for Security Sciences is hosting the “International School on Nuclear Security in Arabic” program to promote Arab-international cooperation in nuclear security.

Organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency in cooperation with NAUSS and the Nuclear and Radiological Regulatory Commission from Oct. 3 to Oct. 14, 48 experts from 12 countries will take part in the program to provide an overview of nuclear security, targeting junior professionals in institutions concerned with atomic security or relevant institutions in Arabic-speaking countries.

The school aims to introduce fundamental concepts in nuclear security necessary to understand international requirements in the field, and measures to meet any obligations under the global atomic security legal framework.

The curriculum will include an international legal framework supporting nuclear security, identification and addressing atomic security threats, instruments and methods for physical protection of nuclear facilities, radiation-detection instruments and detection strategies and techniques.

It also includes practical exercises designed to incorporate knowledge acquired into national planning, and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.

NAUSS has carried out several symposiums and conferences within the framework of its cooperation with relevant international institutions.

The Security Research Center at NAUSS has also published a collection of studies and papers in this area and 38 masters and doctorates theses have been presented throughout the universities’ faculties.

NAUSS recently carried out training and scientific events related to nuclear security, including courses on “Combating nuclear terrorism: The security and protection of radioactive substances,” “Facts about nuclear risks,” “Nuclear and biological risks,” and “Nuclear security strategy in Arab countries.”

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