Frequently Asked Question

  • ARASIA, in cooperation with the IAEA, promotes and coordinates activities for training, research, development and applications of nuclear science and technology.
  • The Cooperative Agreement for Arab States in Asia for Research, Development and Training related to Nuclear Science and Technology (ARASIA) entered into force on 29 July 2002.
The technical cooperation programme is the primary mechanism for transferring IAEA's nuclear technology to ARASIA Member States, helping them to address key development priorities in areas such as health and nutrition, food and agriculture, water and the environment, industrial applications, and nuclear knowledge development and management.

The programme also helps Member States to identify and meet future energy needs, and assists in improving radiation safety and nuclear security.

The results based programme aims at achieving tangible socioeconomic impact by contributing directly in a cost effective manner to the achievement of the major sustainable development priorities of each country.

The TC programme provides support in the following topic areas:
  • Human Health
  • Environment
  • Water Resources Management
  • Clean Energy
  • Industrial Applications
  • Nuclear and Radiation Safety
The ARASIA’s technical cooperation programme supports fellowships and scientific visits, which are awarded as part of a technical cooperation project. Scientific visits are of short duration and aimed at senior staff and specialists, while fellowships are of longer duration and aimed at younger staff with less work experience.

  • Fellowships: support the development of the human resources needed at the national level for the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology. They are normally awarded for periods of up to one year and are available to university graduates or their equivalent and to individuals at technician level in the requested field, mainly through project-oriented on-the-job training.
  • Scientific visits: are awarded to senior staff so they can study the development of nuclear science and technology, organizational aspects and functioning of special services, training programmes and schools in nuclear science, or observe research activities. They broaden the scientific or managerial qualifications of specialists in developing countries and do not exceed two weeks’ duration.
ARASIA organizes regional training courses in the peaceful uses of nuclear science and technology.

Applications for events carried out under the technical cooperation programme must be submitted through the usual channels.