Left Photo: DOST Undersecretary Dr. Amelia Guevara and PNRI Director Dr. Alumanda Dela Rosa (3rd and 4th from left) pose with KAERI President Dr. Jong Kyung Kim (3rd from right) after the MOU signing at the Vienna International Center with PNRI International Cooperation Section Officer-in-Charge Ms. Nydia Medina, PNRI Atomic Research Division Chief Dr. Soledad Castañeda (1st and 2nd from left), KAERI International Cooperation Team Head Mr. Jeong Kong Lee and PNRI Planning Section Head Ms. Ma. Celerina Ramiro (1st and 2nd from right)
Right Photo: PNRI Director Dela Rosa and KAERI President Kim signing the Memorandum of Understanding
Forging closer cooperation in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy, the Philippine Nuclear Research Institute – Department of Science and Technology (PNRI-DOST) signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) for collaborative activities in nuclear science and technology on September 24 at Vienna, Austria.
The technical cooperation between the agencies will consist of complementary research and development undertakings and a healthy exchange of technical information as well as scientists, engineers and other experts, which will entail short or long–term visits and working assignments.
Collaborative activities by PNRI and KAERI will also cover basic and applied research on nuclear energy, radiation technology, technology transfer and human resource development, among others.
The agencies have previously engaged in similar cooperative efforts through an MOU in 1994, which according to them proved to be mutually productive and beneficial through the years.
The KAERI is a Korean government–sponsored nuclear science and technology research institute based in Daejon, South Korea.