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The Regional Network for Education and Training in Nuclear Technology (STAR-NET) has been founded in September 2015 as an association under the Austrian Law of Associations with international memberships.
Currently the STAR-NET unites 15 universities from 8 countries (sorted by country in alphabetical order):
Membership in the STAR-NET is open to legal entities (universities, research centers, governmental organizations and other institutions involved in the nuclear education activities) and individuals by application subject to approval by the General Assembly. Other organizations, e.g. from outside the region or international organizations, may contribute to the STAR-NET as collaborating members.
The STAR-NET is aiming the close cooperation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). The STAR-NET will compliment existing international initiatives including the initiatives of the IAEA by focusing on the area of education and training and will address problems related to nuclear technology, education, training and outreach. In addition, the STAR-NET could benefit from the experience gained in already established national and regional education and knowledge networks, for example in Asia, Europe and Latin America.