Prince Albert II of Monaco will visit ITER on Tuesday 12 and meet the "Monaco Fellows," whose fellowship is financed by the Principality.
On Tuesday, 12 January, Prince Albert II of Monaco will visit ITER. He will be greeted by ITER Director-General Kaname Ikeda at the Château de Cadarache, will tour the ITER platform and meet the "Monaco Fellows"—the five postgraduate students whose fellowship is financed by the Principality.
Concern about climate change and clean energy is what arouse the Prince's interest in the ITER Project. In January 2008, the ITER Organization and the Principality of Monaco signed a Partnership Arrangement that provides for a EUR 5.5 million contribution to the project over a period of ten years.
The donation will be used to finance five postdoctoral fellowships every two years and an annual international conference on ITER-related research. The first of these conferences is scheduled to be held in Monaco in September 2010.
The address that the Prince will pronounce on Tuesday will be accessible for all ITER staff through a dedicated Internet link. It will then be posted in the next issue of Newsline.