Vienna, Austria
  26 Jun 2017 - 30 Jun 2017

T.Z. Win1

1Ministry of Science and Technology, Nay Pyi Taw, Myanmar


Myanmar is actively enhancing its nuclear science and technological programmes to support the peaceful application of nuclear science and technology for socio-economic development. Myanmar college students, unfamiliar with the intergovernmental organizations and regimes in place to reduce the dangers of nuclear weapons, tend to hold an ethnocentric perspective on nuclear weapon issues. Therefore, the use of CTBT educational materials such as CTBTO's e-learning platform in the teaching of nuclear engineering courses at the Technological University (kyaukse) was introduced in 2016. Graduate students were introduced to the CTBT materials as general reading materials for the introduction of the four monitoring technologies used by the CTBTO: seismic, radionuclide, hydro acoustic and infra-sound monitoring. Some of these students went on to register for access and even attempted some of the quizzes. This paper examines how the CTBT serves as a useful tool with which to learn and/or discuss a variety of topics, including the threat of nuclear proliferation, the use of diplomacy, the art of negotiation, the functioning of international organizations, and the impact of science and technology (SnT) on international relations.