iThemba Labs and INSTN establish the South African Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences
iThemba LABS, a National Research Facility managed by the National Research Foundation (NRF) signed a cooperation agreement with the French National Institute of Nuclear Sciences and Technology (INSTN) on the 5th of December 2017. The agreement paves the way for the creation of the South African Institute for Nuclear Technology and Sciences (SAINTS).
“Through the creation of SAINTS", says Managing Director of iThema LAbs, Dr Faïҫal Azaiez " we at iThemba LABS hope to address the growing Human Capacity Development needs in nuclear sciences, radiation protection and awareness, radiochemistry, radiation biophysics, material science and nuclear medicine".
Group photo is of the French delegations, plus iThemba LABS EXCOM and representatives from the HEIs.
SAINTS is to be implemented in partnership with South African higher education institutions, will offer taught MSc courses to complement the current MSc programmes at the South African Universities. These tailor-made training programmes in radiation protection, radiobiology, nuclear medicine and other relevant fields aim to provide the skills required in the nuclear industry.
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