Although approximately a decade has passed since the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident, many of the evacuated people have not yet been allowed to return and the environment of the area is still recovering. The decommissioning of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant has only just started, and several existing plants still cannot be restarted. Technological innovation for the decommissioning and safety of nuclear power systems and the long-term involvement of human power are necessary to improve the situation.
The Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering, University of Fukui, started research and education on severe accident prevention, effective mitigation strategies, measures to protect against earthquake and tsunami, etc., in 2012 in addition to the already existing basic engineering for nuclear power plants. We also initiated a bachelor’s course in Nuclear and Safety Engineering in 2016 in addition to the already existing graduate courses.
We would like to invite students and researchers not only from Japan but from all over the world to contribute to recovery from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident and to the development of safer nuclear power plants.