Subscribe options

Select your newsletters:


Please enter your email address:

@

News & Media

Latest ITER Newsline

  • A world in itself

    From a height of some 50 metres, you have the entire ITER worksite at your feet. The long rectangle of the Diagnostics Building stands out in the centre, with [...]

    Read more

  • US completes toroidal field deliveries for ITER

    The US Domestic Agency achieved a major milestone in February by completing the delivery of all US-supplied toroidal field conductor to the European toroidal fi [...]

    Read more

  • Thin diagnostic coils to be fitted into giant magnets

    Last week was marked by the first delivery of diagnostic components—Continuous External Rogowski (CER) coils—from the European Domestic Agency to the ITER Organ [...]

    Read more

  • Addressing the challenge of plasma disruptions

    Plasma disruptions are fast events in tokamak plasmas that lead to the complete loss of the thermal and magnetic energy stored in the plasma. The plasma control [...]

    Read more

  • Blending (almost) seamlessly into the landscape

    Located in the foothills of the French Pre-Alps, the ITER installation blends almost seamlessly into the landscape. The architects' choice ofmirror-like steel c [...]

    Read more

Of Interest

See archived articles

Aix-Marseille University signs agreement with ITER

-R.A.

''Aix-Marseille University and the ITER Organization have two essential traits in common. Both are young and turned towards the future,'' said Aix-Marseille University president Yvon Berland. (Click to view larger version...)
''Aix-Marseille University and the ITER Organization have two essential traits in common. Both are young and turned towards the future,'' said Aix-Marseille University president Yvon Berland.
It took three generations of physicists to bring fusion research to the point of building ITER. It will take another to bring fusion-produced electricity to the grid and many more to build and operate the fusion plants of the future.

Training the physicists, engineers, lawyers and administrators who will carry out this immense task is one of the major preoccupations of the fusion community.

With this objective in mind, the ITER Organization and Aix-Marseille University signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Wednesday 26 January aimed at promoting cooperation and exchanges between both institutions.

"Aix-Marseille University and the ITER Organization have two essential traits in common. Both are young and turned towards the future," said University president Yvon Berland as both parties were preparing to sign the agreement in the ITER Council Chamber.

Although the academic history of Provence goes back to the 15th century, it is only in 2012 that the region's three public universities were federated into a new entity, the Université d'Aix-Marseille.

With an enrollment of 72,000 students in arts and languages, law and political science, economy and management, science and technology, and health, Aix-Marseille University is presently the largest French-speaking university in the world.

"After more than eight years of presence in Provence, ITER now belongs to this region," said ITER Director-General Osamu Motojima at the signature ceremony. "The partnership that we are engaging in today is of special significance to us."

Building on a collaboration that began in 2007 with the organization of the ITER International Summer School, the agreement signed on Wednesday with provide a legal framework for the exchange of young scientists and engineers and the implementation of joint research projects in a number of areas such as fusion science, law and social and human sciences.

"In reality," added DG Motojima, "we will do much more than that. By collaborating to make fusion energy a feature of everyday life, we will strongly contribute to a more peaceful world. I know of very few tasks that could be more meaningful, more rewarding and more worthy of our dedication."


return to the latest published articles