About the Institute




Institute activities in research and education

- Fundamental research in nuclear energy focusing on commercial reactors, implemented in cooperation and collaboration with research institutions, companies and the local community in and around the Tsuruga region.
- Fundamental research on nuclear energy in an international setting, in collaboration with international partners, starting with France and the US
- Research towards improved nuclear safety, disaster prevention and risk management

Human resource development
- Undergraduate level education related to nuclear energy (minor degree, mechanical engineering)
- Specialized education "Course in fundamentals of nuclear engineering" for graduate students
- Hosting of (inter)national researchers, high-quality international human resource development making use of the nuclear facilities in Fukui prefecture

Cooperation and centralization
- Cooperation with universities and research institutions in neighboring prefectures
- Instigation of a research hub based on nuclear facilities in the Tsuruga region
- Cooperation with the Wakasa-wan Energy Research Center (WERC) and various research and education networks
- As a member of our community, contribute with public lectures, seminars, etc.

History of the Institute

  • 2009
    April Opening of the Institute at the Bunkyo Campus in Fukui City
    April Start of the minor degree "Nuclear energy Safety Engineering"
  • 2011
    April Start of the "Course in fundamentals of nuclear engineering", part of the major degree
        “Nuclear Power and Energy Safety Engineering”; formal start of the educational activities of
        our academic staff
  • 2012
    February Move to Tsuruga Campus
    March   Official opening Tsuruga Campus
    April    Re-organization of the Institute, start of the Department of Nuclear Power Disaster
           prevention and risk management