On 8 June 2012 a Workshop was held at the Tor Vergata University of Rome to present the International CBRNE Master Course, which will be launched in academic year 2013-2014.
The representatives of all Institutions involved in CBRNE response, high ranking officials of the Italian Armed Forces, outstanding exponents of the Industry, and the highest authorities of the University – including the Rector – participated in the workshops.
Representatives of NATO, the EDA, and other European University also attended the event and expressed their interest in the initiative. Mr. Dieter Rothbacher – HZS Group co-owner and co-founder – represented the Company and chaired a Round Table with the Italian authorities and experts.
It was an extremely successful Workshop in terms of turnout and media coverage. At the end of the Conference, Hotzone Solutions Group signed an agreement with the University of Tor Vergata (Rome, Italy), the Seibersdorf Laboratories (Austria), VOP CZ (Czech Republic), and the Chornobyl Centre (Ukraine) for the organisation and carrying out of the Master Course.
The International CBRN Master Course will take place at the University’s premises, as well as in outstanding international training facilities. Master Course participants shall attend most classes and lectures in Rome, at Tor Vergata, which is the second oldest public university in Rome and among the largest in Italy.
With its 43,000 students, its 1,538 faculty members, its six schools (including the schools of Economics, Law, Engineering, Arts and Humanities, Medicine, Science), its 157 post-graduate Master Courses and 78 Ph.D Programmes, Tor Vergata is one of the most prestigious public universities in Italy, and is included in the list of the 150 best universities in Europe.
It will be an absolutely unique and CBRNE Master Course, as it will combine traditional classes and lectures with highly specialised and realistic training, including Live Agent Training (LAT) and the use of open and closed radioactive sources. The practical training modules will be conducted at three specialised International Partner Facilities – namely Seibersdorf Laboratories ,VOP CZ , and the Chornobyl Centre – and will be coordinated by Hotzone Solutions experts.