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Ukrainian researcher has been accepted for technical training at Fukushima University through SATREPS program

Department of International Affairs

It has been six months since Russia started its military invasion of Ukraine.(as of August 24, 2022) Many research institutions in Ukraine have been severely damaged. There is concern that the conflict will be prolonged and further deterioration of the local research environment is expected in the future.

Responding to the situation, the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity (IER) at Fukushima University invited Dr. Olena Burdo, a Ukrainian researcher from the Institute for Nuclear Research of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, as a research trainee under the initiative of the development of human resources of the Science and Technology Research Partnership for Sustainable Development (SATREPS) program promoted by the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and JST.

As a member of the program, Dr. Burdo has been studying the effects of radiation on wildlife, especially rodents. For approximately four months from August to early December, she will acquire techniques for the exposure dose assessment of humans and wild animals collaborating with various research institutions in Japan.

We would appreciate your continued interest in the situation in Ukraine as well as the activities of IER and SATREPS.

Press release from IER, Fukushima University

Related information:

SATREPS project:

“Strengthening of the Environmental Radiation Control and Legislative Basis for the Environmental Remediation of Radioactively Contaminated Sites”
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