Major roles of the Representative Office are:
To coordinate joint researches and other issues with partner institutions in the above three countries
To support field researches conducted by doctoral students in those countries
- To facilitate internship and other exchange opportunities of students and researchers
|The Representative Office is located in Belarusian Medical Academy of Post-graduate education in Minsk|
The researchers of Nagasaki University started to visit the areas affected by the Chernobyl accident in early 1990's when, 4-5 years since the accident, the Soviet Union just began to accept foreign aid organizations and researchers. Our researchers' active commitment in developing the local medical system not only by way of researches but also by conducting massive screening in the framework of Sasakawa-Chernobyl Project and continuously inviting local specialists to Nagasaki for specialized training has received a high recognition by the local institutions and authorities, thanks to which still today specialists from Nagasaki, or Japan in general, enjoy a very positive reception in those areas.
Joint research papers to which the Representative Office in Belarus made contribution in one way or other are listed below.
The Representative Office also facilitated one-month internship of several Nagasaki University's medical students (in Jan-Feb every year), half-year internship of graduate students of International Health Development in Belarus (2010) and Ukraine (2011), field researches of doctoral students of Atomic bomb Disease Institute (ABDI), Nagasaki University in Ukraine, Belarus, and Russia, and enrollment of a graduate student from Belarus State Medical University to ABDI's doctoral course. We also coordinated and supported procedure toward conclusion of academic cooperation agreement between Fukushima Medical University and two medical universities in Belarus this year (2013).
There has been active attitude in Japan toward learning lessons of Chernobyl accident aftermath and countermeasures since the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant accident. We sometimes receive requests about facilitating study visits from various institutions. We look forward to more active role in contributing to radiation health risk control sciences as the only research coordinating office of Japanese universities in the Chernobyl-affected area.
Vice-director of Representative Office of Nagasaki University in Belarus
International collaborative research coordinator, Nagasaki University
|Collaborating researchers in Minsk, Belarus||Collaboration meeting in Ukraine|
|Joint research papers|