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 14 universities from 8 countries (sorted by country in alphabetical order):
- National Polytechnic University of Armenia, Republic of Armenia
- Baku State University, Republic of Azerbaijan
- Belarusian State University of Informatics and Radioelectronics, Republic of Belarus
- Belarusian National Technical University, Republic of Belarus
- Belarusian State University, Republic of Belarus
- L.N. Gumilev Eurasian National University, Republic of Kazakhstan
- Sarsen Amanzholov East Kazakhstan University (EKU), Republic of Kazakhstan
- D. Serikbayev East Kazakhstan Technical University (EKTU), Republic of Kazakhstan
- AGH University of Science and Technology (Akademia Górniczo-Hutnicza im. Stanisława Staszica w Krakowie), Republic of Poland
- National Research Nuclear University «MEPhI», Russian Federation
- Nizhny Novgorod State Technical University n.a. R.E. Alekseev, Russian Federation
- The National Research Tomsk Polytechnic University, Russian Federation
- Odessa Polytechnic National University (OPNU), Ukraine
- Samarkand State University, Republic of Uzbekistan
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.