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Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering

As a center of fundamental and applied nuclear research with easy access to many nuclear facilities in southern Fukui Prefecture, the Research Institute of Nuclear Engineering conducts research for enhanced nuclear safety, disaster prevention and crisis management. It develops earthquake and tsunami-proof nuclear systems and performs studies on swift and appropriate protection measures against radiation. The Research Institute also promotes fundamental research into nuclear safety within the international framework through academic exchange with its counterparts in France, the U.S., and other countries. To develop quality human resources from around the world, it opens its doors to students and researchers from China, South Korea, Vietnam, and other Asian countries, as well as France and the U.S. Through partnership with universities and research institutions in the Hokuriku, Chukyo, and Kansai regions, it also aims to form a research hub with Fukui Prefecture’s nuclear facilities serving as its center.