The objective of this initiative is to establish a bilateral collaboration between the “Centre for Environmental Radioactivity (CERAD)” of the Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) and the Department of Nuclear Chemistry of the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering (DNC) of the Czech Technical University in Prague (CTU). The collaborative topic to be addressed by this initiative is “Improved skills and competences of students and academics in application AMS within radioecology” where AMS stands for the Accelerator Mass Spectrometry. The main target group addressed by the project are Ph.D. and master students and teaching staff of both institutions. They will profit from the complementarity of knowledge, skills, aims and resources that has been the focal point around which this initiative has been built. In addition to NMBU and CTU students and teachers mentioned above, participation of additional students / (young) researchers from other Czech institutions in the course Prague is expected.
The activities include:
- hosting several CTU students at CERAD for short period to take part in the NMBU course called “Experimental radioecology",
- hosting several CERAD trainees in Prague to take part in a short-term training of the work in radiochemical laboratories,
- a visit of CTU teachers for a seminar at CERAD aimed at getting acquainted in more detail with the facilities available for the collaboration and at more detailed definition of the follow-up collaboration.
The main output of this bilateral initiative will be strengthening of the bilateral relations and improving the mutual understanding between CERAD and CTU in Prague. The main result on a short-term basis are students trained in skills not readily available at their home institutions.