The Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT) is a regional partnership, supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), for cooperation in capacity building, human resource development and knowledge management in nuclear science and technology. ANENT strives to promote, manage and preserve nuclear knowledge to ensure the continued availability of qualified human resources in the region for the sustainability of nuclear technology and to prepare newcomer countries to commence nuclear power programmes.

The use of nuclear technology for peaceful purposes in the Asian region will depend inter alia on its ability to meet the national socio economic needs and sustainable development goals.This is especially important in view of the growing energy needs, and the need for improving the quality of life without enhancing the environmental burden. Critical to the development and wider use of nuclear technology in both power and non-power applications will be the availability of “soft infrastructure”, qualified human resource, information, knowledge, skills and experience.

The primary objectives of ANENT are to assist the member countries in building capacity and develop human and scientific infrastructure through co-operation in education, nuclear knowledge management and related research and training in nuclear technology in the Asian region by utilizing the e-learning platform and advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT) particular through:

Sharing nuclear information and knowledge relevant to nuclear education and training;

Providing expert assistance and review services to members as needed;

Serving as facilitator for communication between ANENT members and other regional and global networks.

The strategy of ANENT rests upon the principles of cooperation and sharing of information and knowledge for capacity building as part of nuclear infrastructure development and better use of available resources. ANENT will strive to:

Integrate available educational resources in synergy with existing nuclear knowledge based networks both within and outside the region;

Promote the utilization of the ANENT E-learning platform for education and training making optimum use of information technology;

Facilitate the experienced nuclear professionals to share their expertise with the younger generation and help attract talented youth to the nuclear profession in view of alternate competing career options.



The institutional members elect the Steering Committee members during the ANENT Annual Meeting every two years. The Steering Committee consists of a Chairperson, a Vice Chairperson, a Communication Officer, and 5 members. The Chairperson has a role of representing ANENT in the Education Network and other related meetings. The Vice Chairperson has a role to assist the Chairperson. The Communication Officer is responsible for communication among members and with other networks. Steering Committee meetings are held at least four times per year to develop future plan, make decision on membership application, and review the progress of activities.


Ana Elena Conjares

Ana Elena Conjares


Philippine Nuclear Research

Institute (PNRI), Philippines

Phongphaeth Pengvanich

Phongphaeth Pengvanich


Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

Yaser Kasesaz

Yaser Kasesaz


Atomic Energy Organization of Iran


Youngmi Nam

Youngmi Nam


Korea Atomic Energy Research

Institute (KAERI)

Youngmi Nam

Sudi Ariyanto


National Research and Innovation Agency

(BRIN), Indonesia


Mia Donovan

Rod Dowler


Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organization(ANSTO), Australia

Ana Elena Conjares

Xiaojing Guo


Tsinghua University, China



Any institution which is directly and actively engaged in nuclear education and training in the Asia and the Pacific region may apply for membership to the Country Representative. The ANENT members may be academic institutions, training centres, research institutes, governmental entities and other organizations. A new member is informed to the IAEA ANENT Scientific Secretary and presented to the Coordination Committee meeting.


Application form for ANENT Institutional Membership


The ANENT currently has the following 21 member countries



Mr. Rod Dowler

Australia Nuclear Science and Technology Organization(ANSTO)

Locked Bag 2001
Kirrawee DC, NSW 2232, Australia



Mr. Md Zahedul Hassan

Principal Scientific Officer

Information and Communication Technology(ICT)
Bangladesh Atomic Energy Commission(BAEC)
4, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue

P.O. Box 158, DHAKA 1000



Ms. Xiaojing Guo


Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology(INET)
Tsinghua University
Energy Science Building A

Beijing 100084, China



Mr. M. Ramanamurthi

Head, OCES Programme Implementation SectionBhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC)

Human Resource Development Division, Training School
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre(BARC)
Department of Atomic Energy(DAE)

Anushakti Nagar, Mumbai- 400094 Mahararshtra



Mr. Sudi Ariyanto


Centre for Education and Training
National Nuclear Energy Agency(BATAN)
Lebak Bulus Raya No.9, Pasar Jumat

P.O. Box 1810 Jks



Ms. Pouneh Tayyebi

Nuclear Science and Technology Research Institute (NSTRI)
Atomic Energy Organization of Iran (AEOI)
North Karegar Ave, Tehran, 1439951113, Iran

P.O.Box: 14395-836


Mr. Saad Muneer Al Mukhtar

Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST)

Atomic Energy Affairs Directorate
Nuclear Information and Treaties
3 Al-Jadrya, P.O.Box 0765, BAGHDAD



Mr. Hiroshi Kato


Nuclear Human Resource Development Center
Japan Atomic Energy Agency(JAEA)
2-4 Shirakata-Shirane Tokai, Naka-gun, IBARAKI 319-1195, JAPAN



Mr. Mahmoud Assaf

Director of Information Technology Department

Jordan Atomic Energy Commission(JAEC)
P.O.Box 70, Shafa Badran
11934 AMMAN



Ms. Youngmi NAM


Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute(KAERI)
989-111 Daedeok-daero, Yuseong-gu
DAEJEON 305-353, South Korea



Ms. Nor Hadzalina Sukarseh

Malaysian Nuclear Agency

43000 Kajang Selangor



Ms. Rola Bou Khozam

National Council for Scientific Research(CNRS)

Lebanese Atomic Energy Commission(LAEC)
Riad El-Solh 1107
P.O.Box 11-8281

2260 Beirut



Ms. Amartaivan Tsenddavaa

Head, Nuclear Research Center: School of Physics and Electronics

National University of Mongolia
P.O.Box 46-511, Ikh Surguuly, Ulaanbaatar



Dr. Aman-ur-Rehman

Principal Scientist

Pakistan Institute of Engineering and Applied Sciences,
P.O. Nilore, Islamabad, Pakistan



Ms. Ana Elena Conjares

Technology Diffusion Division Chief

Philippine Nuclear Research Institute(PNRI)
Commonwealth Avenue, Diliman
P.O. Box 213, U.P.

1101 Quezon City



Mr. Nisantha Ranjith Bandara HERATH MUDIYANSELAGE

Sri Lanka Atomic Energy Board(SLAEB)

60-460, Baseline Road
Orugodawatta, Wellampitiya



Mr. Riad Shweikani

Department of Radiation Protection and Nuclear Safety

Atomic Energy Commission of Syria(AECS)
P.O.Box 6091, Damascus



Mr. Phongphaeth Pengvanich, PhD

Faculty of Engineering

Chulalongkom University
Wangmai, Patumwan
Bangkok 10330 Thailand



Prof. Philip A. Beeley

Programme Manager Nuclear Engineering

Abu Dhabi Campus
Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research(KUSTAR)
P.O. Box 127788, Abu Dhabi



Ms. Thi Ngoc Diep Tran

Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency(VAEA)

Ministry of Science and Technology(MOST)
113 Tran Duy Hung Street, Hanoi



Mr. Abdulaziz Mohammed

Ahmed Al-Shehari

National Atomic Energy Commission(NATEC)

Records and Nuclear Information Department, Haddah Street
P.O. Box 4620




Organizations from outside the region or international organizations may contribute to ANENT as collaborating members, by an official letter to the ANENT Scientific Secretary of the IAEA.


Collaborating members




1. ANENT Establishment

In June 2003, a meeting organized by the IAEA and hosted by Korea Atomic Research Institute (KAERI) in Daejeon, South Korea, conceptualized and agreed for the establishment of the Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (ANENT). 7 Representatives from IAEA, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Pakistan, Korea.

In 2004, the first Coordination Meeting of ANENT was hosted by Malaysia with 11 Member States in the Asia and Pacific. The founding member countries were China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Pakistan, Republic of Korea, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Philippines and Vietnam. Ms Fatimah Amim, Malaysia Institute of Nuclear Technology Research (current Malaysian Nuclear Agency) was selected as the first ANENT Chairperson, and the first Terms of Reference was approved. The members agreed to work on five group activities and accelerate the cooperation of the newly established network.

2. Initial Stage with the ANENT Web Portal (WP)

The first product and asset was the English-version ANENT Web-Portal (WP). The portal including concept and design was developed by the KAERI before being reviewed by members. Then, the KAERI undertook the launching and the operation of the WP in their server at in April 2005. It provides basic information on the ANENT management and activities, promoting external and internal communication.

“About ANENT” and “Activities” have a lot of information about ANENT objectives, members, structure, and activities, and “Links” show a number of useful websites on nuclear knowledge and science and technology. The registered members can login the “Nuclear Education and Training (NET) Database” which contains more than 900 inputs of data about existing lectures and training courses at each institution. “Meeting and Events” provides a list of related events in the past, present and foreseeable future including archival information.

3. The ANENT Cyber Learning Platform

The “Cyber Learning Platform (CLP)” was designed and developed by the KAERI with the assistance of the IAEA. The CLP was added in the WP to support the users to access various types of educational information and training course materials in August 2006. The registered users can login the CLP and play four roles: learner, lecturer, course manager, and general manager. Each mode has several menus depending on their roles and functions. The CLP contains the learning management system to allow teachers to register, enrol, monitor and evaluate students’ learning.

4. Regional TC Project for supporting web-based education

In 2007, a four-year regional TC project entitled “Supporting web-based nuclear education and training through regional networking (RAS/0/047)” started upon request of Member States in Asia and the Pacific. The project strived to address the increasing needs of nuclear education and training opportunities, resources and new strategies through the ANENT CLP for the national and regional capacity building in the region. A wide range of activities includes e-training, Train the Trainers on the CLP as the tool of e-learning, the contents development by expert missions, procurements and fellowship programmes. The participating Member States recognized benefits brought by the project to their national Human Resources Development in nuclear science and applications.

5. Partnership between IAEA and KAERI to support the ANENT

The first Practical Arrangements were concluded to promote the ANENT web-system jointly by the Korea Atomic Energy Research Institute (KAERI) and the IAEA in April 2009. KAERI developed and maintained the ANENT WP to promote information exchange and an associated ANENT CLP to facilitate web-based education and training activities as the regional hub in the Asian region. The agreement was the first step toward building the solid foundation of the ANENT web system for sustainable nuclear education and training.

6. Expanded partnership beyond Asia to support ANENT

The Practical Arrangements with ENEN in June 2009 was the second step toward substantive progress to implement training courses and disseminate a variety of information, curricula and materials in the field of nuclear energy and applications. ENEN is a well-known international organisation for its unique and pioneering objectives and activities to develop the expertise in the nuclear field by higher education and training. ENEN has been a collaborating member of the ANENT providing advice and guidance on the ANENT activities at the planning, implementation and review processes.

7. e-Training courses on Energy Planning

KAERI hosted three e-training courses on energy planning using the ANENT CLP in cooperation with the IAEA’s Planning and Economic Studies Section (PESS). KAERI staff served as the site administrator and video conference organizer, and PESS experts provided the training package and the online tutoring.

1. E-training course on “SIMPACT Model for Evaluating External Cost of Health and Environmental Impacts of Nuclear Power and other Energy Options” in November 2007

2. E-training course on “MESSAGE Model for Elaborating Sustainable Energy Strategies” in February 2009

3. E-training course on “Introduction to MESSAGE for Analyzing Nuclear Options in National Energy Mix” in February 2012

8. Development of e-Learning material

Since the e-learning was still new and evolving area for the region, three procurement orders were made to get the proper nuclear disciplines from the existing Master’s Courses. One was the Multimedia on Nuclear Reactor Physics, developed by Technical University of Catalonia (UPC) in Spain. The others were the E-Textbook on Nuclear and Ionizing Radiation Technologies, provided by the University Institute of Advanced Studies of Pavia (IUSS Pavia) in Italy (in preparation), and the Multimedia Course on Scientific and Technical Challenges in Nuclear Power Development, developed by the National Research Nuclear University in Russian Federation.

Within the region, the Asian School of Nuclear Medicine, one of the ANENT collaborating member, coordinated and collected about 100 cases from nine countries and develop the e-Book on Nuclear Medicine. Currently the CDs are available through NKM website upon request.

9. Train-the-Trainers courses to disseminate the skill to use of CLP

Train the Trainers (TTT) courses were organized in Vienna in 2008, in Manila in 2009, and in Abu Dhabi in 2009 under the RAS0047. The objective of the TTT was to provide the participants with opportunities to build capacity to get familiarized with the CLP, and to make it sustainable for any users in learning, organizing, and operating e-training courses. Total 80 participants learned various processes from lecture preparation, course establishment, course registration and learning, to post-learning, which was played by four modes as Learner, Lecturer, Course Manager, and General Manager. Several countries such as Indonesia and Syria conducted the national seminars on the CLP.

10. Partnership with Khalifa University in UAE

When the sixth Coordination Meeting was held by the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KUSTAR) in UAE, the intention was expressed to establish a regional hub for web-based education and training. Based on the experience and lessons learned of the ANENT CLP, the new e-Learning Portal was developed and installed at the KUSTAR. In parallel, Practical Arrangements were concluded between the IAEA and KUSTAR to enhance cooperation in education, training and research in nuclear science and technology in September 2010.

11. New Learning Management System installed at KAERI as the regional hub

The significance of the CLP and e-learning activities had been increasingly recognized. However a SWOT analysis showed that many users raised the ageing problem of the CLP system. Thus the IAEA has developed a new Learning Management System (LMS) using an open source, MOODLE software. Like the ANENT CLP, the LMS has the automatic system to allow teachers to enrol, monitor and evaluate students’ learning in each course. Various functions have become easier and simpler to create course contents and navigate by the users.

The LMS was installed at the KAERI during the eighth ANENT Coordination Meeting in December 2011. The KAERI staff serve as the Site Administrator to manage the registration and oversee the whole operation, and the ANENT members play roles as the Course Creators to enrol students and create courses.

At the meeting, the Terms of Reference has been revised in accordance with the circumstance and with a focus of the CLP deployment, utilization and content development. Mr Haditjahyono, National Nuclear Energy Agency (BATAN) was selected as the ANENT Chairperson, and Ms Nguyen Thi Yen Ninh, Vietnam Atomic Energy Agency (VAEA) was selected as the Vice-Chairperson.

Through the vulnerability test and localization, the LMS was accessible and usable by all participants in the regional course under the new regional TC project RAS0064 in March 2013. In addition, the LMS was remotely used by the participants in the TTT course to conduct e-learning courses on energy planning, which was hosted by BATAN, Indonesia in May 2013.

12. New TC regional project to support nuclear education and training

RAS/0/064 “Supporting Nuclear Education and Training through e-Learning and Other Means of Advanced Information and Communication Technology (ICT)” was launched in 2012 by the request of Member States in Asia and the Pacific. The objective is to enhance the development and sustainability of education and training in nuclear technology and applications, with dissemination through the LMS. The project provided the regional coordinators with an opportunity to access the LMS hosted by the IAEA in Vienna and to use the pilot version of the new e-learning module on Logical Framework Approach (LFA) through the LMS in December 2012.

In 2013, two regional events were held in the region. Firstly the meeting hosted by the KAERI in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, gave the users the successful access to the system, and secondly the TTT hosted by the BATAN in Jakarta, Indonesia proved the access to the LMS. Currently the participating Member States have been encouraged to develop their own e-learning contents and plan the TTT courses to conduct any e-training on the interested area.

13. Cooperation with other regional networks

Building on the positive results of the ANENT, similar regional educational networks were established, i.e. Latin-American Network for Education in Nuclear Technology (LANENT) in the Latin American and Caribbean Region, and the AFRA-Network for Education in Nuclear Science and Technology (AFRA-NEST) in the African Region, both with the support of the IAEA.

These educational networks have been working actively together and with other regional and national educational networks in the world, especially the European Nuclear Education Network Association (ENEN). The educational networks hold joint meetings periodically, to identify and discuss common needs, synergies, and solutions.

During the 57th IAEA General Conference in September 2013, the new Practical Arrangements were concluded with the ENEN to expand partnership and cooperation in these three regions. Additionally the Cooperation Agreements were signed between the three regional networks and the ENEN to pledge the best efforts to implement the Work Plan.

14. Renewed Web-Portal toward the 10th anniversaries

Here the ANENT members welcome your visit to the renewed ANENT Web Portal. You have the opportunity to know more about the ANENT latest activities, management, future prospect as well as the history. In the near future, the integrated database on education and training programme will be newly developed to share the various useful data and facts across the regions. All members look forward to receiving your feedback and comments. Thank you for your interest in the ANENT and support to the activities.