Title: Korean initiatives on nuclear knowledge management

Authors: Bum-Jin Chung, Wang-Geun Kim

Addresses: Cheju National University, Ara 1-Dong, Jeju-Si, Jeju-Do 690-756, Korea. ' Ministry of Science and Technology, Government Complex 2, Gwachon-Si, Kyunggi-Do, 427-715, Korea

Abstract: Korean atomic energy activities have been the vigorous and ever expanding in the peaceful use of atomic energy. However for the last ten-year period, the new recruitments have been drastically reduced. The paper presents the nuclear manpower status in each nuclear related institute, which was surveyed in 2002. The ageing problem appears but is not very serious as a whole. The research institutes show more serious ageing problems compared to the industries. The paper also summarises the initiatives taken by Korean institutes related to the nuclear knowledge management activities with focus on the NtUss (Nuclear Technology Undergraduate Student Society) programme.

Keywords: nuclear knowledge management; manpower shortage; widespread retirement; ageing workers; sustainability; nuclear manpower; demand and supply; Korea; nuclear industry; nuuclear power; nuclear energy; atomic energy.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNKM.2006.010288

International Journal of Nuclear Knowledge Management, 2006 Vol.2 No.2, pp.114 - 120

Published online: 13 Jul 2006 *

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