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Training centres in Latin America

Journal Article:

Abstract

Early 1958 the Brazilian representative on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency - supported by the Governors from Argentina and Guatemala -proposed that a study should be made of the possibility of setting up one or more atomic energy training centres in Latin America. On the Board's recommendation, the Director General of the Agency appointed a fact-finding team to make anon-the-spot study. In drafting this report the team was invited to consider the following points: (a) The need for establishing one or more regional training centres; (b) Existing facilities that are being or could be used for training, together with technical data concerning them; (c) The general scientific technological and industrial conditions of the countries visited insofar as they have a bearing on their training needs and capabilities. The authors of the report conclude that 'a training centre in radio-botany should provide vitally needed knowledge and vitally needed specialists to all the agricultural installations in Latin America. A training centre like this might provide an excellent model upon which to base training centres in other areas'. The report recommends that: 1. The Agency should meet the requests of Latin American universities by, for example, supplying equipment  More>>
Publication Date:
Apr 15, 1959
Product Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: IAEA Bulletin; Journal Volume: 1; Journal Issue: 1
Subject:
99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE; AGRICULTURE; ARGENTINA; BOTANY; BRAZIL; EDUCATIONAL FACILITIES; ENGINEERS; GUATEMALA; IAEA; NUCLEAR ENERGY; OPERATING COST; RECOMMENDATIONS; STATE OFFICIALS; TRAINING; BIOLOGY; CENTRAL AMERICA; COST; DEVELOPING COUNTRIES; EDUCATION; ENERGY; INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS; LATIN AMERICA; PERSONNEL; PUBLIC OFFICIALS; SOUTH AMERICA
OSTI ID:
21511925
Country of Origin:
IAEA
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
Journal ID: ISSN 0020-6067; IAEBAB; TRN: XA10K0524130704
Availability:
Available on-line: http://www.iaea.org/Publications/Magazines/Bulletin/Bull011/01105202021.pdf
Submitting Site:
INIS
Size:
page(s) 20-21
Announcement Date:
Dec 12, 2011

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Citation Formats

None. Training centres in Latin America. IAEA: N. p., 1959. Web.
None. Training centres in Latin America. IAEA.
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title = {Training centres in Latin America}
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abstractNote = {Early 1958 the Brazilian representative on the Board of Governors of the International Atomic Energy Agency - supported by the Governors from Argentina and Guatemala -proposed that a study should be made of the possibility of setting up one or more atomic energy training centres in Latin America. On the Board's recommendation, the Director General of the Agency appointed a fact-finding team to make anon-the-spot study. In drafting this report the team was invited to consider the following points: (a) The need for establishing one or more regional training centres; (b) Existing facilities that are being or could be used for training, together with technical data concerning them; (c) The general scientific technological and industrial conditions of the countries visited insofar as they have a bearing on their training needs and capabilities. The authors of the report conclude that 'a training centre in radio-botany should provide vitally needed knowledge and vitally needed specialists to all the agricultural installations in Latin America. A training centre like this might provide an excellent model upon which to base training centres in other areas'. The report recommends that: 1. The Agency should meet the requests of Latin American universities by, for example, supplying equipment and sending experts; 2. At least one specialized training centre should be established as soon as possible. Taking as an example the field of radio-botany, such a centre would provide trained specialists in radio-botany to agricultural institutions throughout Latin America and also provide basic research results vital to agriculture. The cost of new facilities might be of the order of $7 500 000, with an annual budget of approximately $650 000. Staff required: 40 scientists and 175 employees; 3. Whenever it appears feasible to gather necessary staff of high creative ability and established productivity and when funds can be made available for facilities, equipment and operating costs, at least one integrated atomic energy training centre should be established completely equipped with all the special facilities which are characteristic and essential to such an establishment. Approximate cost of the facilities $40000000; annual budget $7 500 000. Staff required: 250 scientists and engineers, approximately 500 supporting personnel and possibly 450 administrative and operating personnel}
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issue = {1}
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