Announcement of Application Guide for Admission for Enrollment October 2014 for Phoenix Leader Education Program

We opened the Application Guide for Admission for EnrollmentOctober 2014 for Phoenix Leader Education Program.

Please check the program website and Application Guide about the details.

Phoenix Leader Education Program website

Application for Preliminary Evaluation(Relevant Individuals Only) : by May 23 (Fri.), 2014 (Must arrive by 5:00 p.m.)

The Results of Preliminary Evaluation : notified by June 2 (Mon.), 2014

Application for Admission (First Selection) : from June 3 (Tue.), 2014 to June 11 (Wed.), 2014 (Must arrive by 5:00 p.m.)

The Results of the First Selection : notified by June 23 (Mon.), 2014

Second Selection (Oral Examination, etc.) : July 5 (Sat.) - 6 (Sun.), 2014

Venue : Hiroshima University Kasumi Campus

Announcement of Successful Applicants : expected at 10 a.m. on July 31 (Thu.), 2014

Phoenix Leader Education Program (Hiroshima Initiative) for Renaissance from Radiation Disaster – Program Outline

As a university founded in the world’s first city to suffer atomic bombing, Hiroshima University has supported the City’s rehabilitation from A-bomb damage. The Research Institute for Radiation Biology and Medicine (RIRBM), among other institutions, has worked in cooperation with the Hiroshima University Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Hiroshima University Hospital in developing new frontiers of radiation casualty medicine, based on radiation genetics. By doing so, the RIRBM has fostered and supported medical experts committed to treating and caring for A-bomb survivors, and scholars engaged in studies relating to radiation impact. Moreover, as a “tertiary radiation emergency medical institution in the Western Japan bloc,” Hiroshima University has provided medical care in response to radiation emergencies and has engaged in international activities as a member of the emergency exposure medical networks of IAEA and WHO.

Following the unprecedented devastation caused by the Great East Japan Earthquake on March 11, 2011, and the ensuing nuclear accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station, Japan has been experiencing its first nuclear power station disaster. This event has revealed that nuclear power station disasters cause not only human injury and environmental contamination due to radiation exposure, they also destroy human relations and degrade the fabric of society because of enormous public anxiety and stress over environmental contamination by radiation.

To address the diverse problems arising from nuclear power station disasters, the Program establishes “Studies on Renaissance from Radiation Disaster,” an interdisciplinary and practical field, based on Hiroshima University’s accomplishments and experience in supporting the rehabilitation process from the A-bomb attack. In this new field, three courses will be made available, “Radiation Disaster Medicine,” “Radioactivity Environmental Protection” and “Radioactivity Social Recovery.” The first course develops “personnel protecting lives from radiation disaster,” the second course develops “personnel protecting the environment from radioactivity,” and the third course develops “personnel protecting the human society from radioactivity.” In addition to general courses and specialized programs, each course provides various practical training opportunities. Centered on practical training (emergency medicine for radiation accident victims, emergency medical staff training, training for measuring and evaluating environmental radiation etc.) at Hiroshima Phoenix Training Center (HiPTC), these training programs also include fieldwork in Fukushima and internship at international organizations (IAEA and WHO), relevant companies and local authorities. The aim of all these training programs is to develop interdisciplinary global leaders (Phoenix Leaders) who can appropriately respond to radiation disasters, have the judgment and initiative necessary to contribute to rehabilitation processes in accordance with a well-defined philosophy, and can play substantial roles in the international community.

Inquiries :

Collaboration Office of the Leading Graduate Education Program, Hiroshima University

Phoenix Leader Education Program Office

1-1-1 Kagamiyama, Higashi-Hiroshima, 739-8524, JAPAN