His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco held an audience on May 14, 2012, with the Director General of the ITER Organization, Professor Osamu Motojima, at the Palais Princier de Monaco.
Also in attendance were the Minister of State, Mr. Michel Roger, the Government Advisor, Mr. Marco Piccinni, as well as five postdoctoral researchers from around the world including Mr. Sun Hee Kim, Mr. Ian Pong, and Mr. Jing Na to name a few.
According to the Palais, the ITER Organization and the Principauté de Monaco “… formed a partnership agreement which provides funding…” for five postdoctoral researchers every two years:
This agreement trains the next generation of scientists and engineers from partner countries (EU, China, the Japan, the India, the Republic of Korea, the Russia Federation and the United States) or the Principality of Monaco, but to also establish the foundations for an international centre for research in nuclear fusion. The postdoctoral researchers will benefit from training in a research topic related to the various areas related to the construction and development with the future project ITER Fusion Reactor.
To learn more about ITER Organization please visit their official website here.
Source and photo courtesy of: Palais Princier de Monaco