PUTRAJAYA, NOV 2022 – Malaysia through Malaysian Nuclear Agency (Nuklear Malaysia) hosted the regional IAEA meeting on Advancing Nuclear Science Education for Sustainable Development for Asia Pacific. The meeting was hosted in collaboration with Technical Cooperation for Asia Pacific Division of International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) from 31 Oct to 4 Nov 2022, held at Everly Hotel Putrajaya.



The meeting was attended by almost 50 miscellaneous officers from tertiary education as well as ministry of education from their respective countries. Malaysia was represented by Nuklear Malaysia as well as officers from the Ministry of Education (MoE). Among the topic discussed was improvement and best practice sharing on propagating nuclear science and education to tertiary education.



Hj Azman Hj Adnan, Director of Curriculum Development Division of MoE was also attending in the opening ceremony for his remark. For the record, MoE was conclusively designated as the main strategic partner in this program which otherwise known as RAS 0091.

Meeting participants were engaged in multiple discussions focusing on improving nuclear science and technology education for tertiary level. Other than that, they were also brought to visit higher learning institute in Malaysia which offering nuclear science courses for discussion and networking session. Finally, a visit to the National Science Center and facilities in Nuklear Malaysia were also arranged for the participants.




VIENNA, SEPT 28TH 2022- Malaysian Nuclear Agency, and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), based in Vienna, Austria, signed a Practical Arrangement (PA) today to establish cooperation between the two organisations in the fields of radiation education and training, transport, and radioactive waste.

The ratification was signed by Dr. Abdul Rahim Harun, Director General of the Malaysian Nuclear Agency, and Mrs. Lydie Evrard, Deputy Director General of the Department of Nuclear Security and Security. The signing ceremony was witnessed by Dato' Sri Dr. Adham bin Baba, Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation.

The agreement outlines areas of cooperation between the two parties in the Asian and Pacific regions, including education and exercises in radiation safety, transportation, and residuals. The PA also emphasised the importance of cooperation and collaboration in promoting a unified approach to the development of education and training, supporting more effective technical elements in the process, and ensuring alignment and complementary activities.

Malaysia and the IAEA will continue to collaborate to assist other IAEA member nations with exercise and capacity building, investigation activities, and the exchange and dissemination of valuable information.At the 66th IAEA Supreme Court held in Vienna, Austria on September 27 to 30, 2022, Dr. Adham also delivered a State Statement emphasising Malaysia's commitment to fostering closer cooperation with the IAEA towards achieving common goals and interests.

"Malaysia appreciates the IAEA's support in coordinating scientific programmes that promote the exchange of scientific and technical information. Malaysia is also thrilled to have been designated as an IAEA Cooperation Centre in the disciplines of radiation processing, advanced non-destructive testing, and inbreeding of plants inducing mutations. "In this context, Malaysia wishes to renew its status as an IAEA Cooperation Centre so that Malaysia's experience and expertise can continue to be shared with other member countries," he said. 

Malaysia has engaged with the IAEA in medical and health, food and agriculture, industry and manufacturing, the environment, radiation safety, education and training, regulation, and other areas of interest for over 50 years.