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CBRNe Book Series
Chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive book series

Area 02 – Scienze fisiche
Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding


The CBRNe Book Series was born as an initiative of the Directive Board and of the Scientific Committee of “International Master Courses in Protection Against CBRNe events” ( at the University of Rome Tor Vergata.
The evolution and increase in Security and Safety threats at an international level place remarkable focus on the improvement of the emergency systems to deal with crisis, including those connected to ordinary and non-conventional events (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and explosives). In every industrial Country there are multiple entities with specialized teams in very specific fields, but the complexity of the events requires professionals that not only have specific know-how, but also expertise in the entire relevant areas.
Given the global interest in these issues, the Department of Industrial Engineering and the Faculty of Medicine and Surgery of the Tor Vergata University organize the international Master Courses in “Protection against CBRNe events”: I Level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe events” (120 ECTS) and II Level Master Course in “Protection against CBRNe events” (60 ECTS). These courses aim at providing attendees with comprehensive competences in the field of CBRNe Safety and Security, through teaching and training specifically focused on real needs.
Both Master Courses are designed according to the spirit of the Bologna Process for Higher Education, the Italian law and educational system.

The Master Courses are organized also in cooperation with the following Italian Public Entities:

Presidenza del Consiglio dei Ministri (Prime Minister’s Office);
Ministero della Difesa (Ministry of Defence);
Ministero dell’Interno (Ministry of The Interior);
Istituto Superiore di Sanità (National Health Institute);
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (National Institute for Geophysics and Vulcanology);
ENEA (Italian National Agency for New Technology, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development);
University Consortia CRATI, MARIS and SCIRE;
Comitato Parlamentare per l’Innovazione Tecnologica (Parliamentary Committee for Technological Innovation).

And together with the following International Entities:

OPCW (Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons);
NATO Joint Centre Of Excellence (Czech Republic);
NATO SCHOOL of Oberammergau (Germany);
HotZone Solutions Group (The Netherlands);
VVU–026 Sternberk (Czech Republic);
Seibersdorf Laboratories GmbH (Austria);
Chernobyl Centre (Ukraine).

All the above–mentioned organizations have signed official cooperation agreements with the University of Rome Tor Vergata in the aim of Master course activities.The Master have also cooperation with OSCE, IAEA, ECDC, KEMEA in the aim of the didactical activities and we are working to formalize this collaboration with a formal cooperation agreement.
Both Master Courses have been officially granted the “NATO selected” status and have been included in the NATO Education and Training Opportunities Catalogue (ETOC) and also they are supported by OPCW.
The purpose of the CBRNe book series is to give a new perspective of the safety and security risks from both a civil and military point of view, touching all the aspects of the risks from the technological to the medical ones, talking about agents and effects, protection, decontamination, training, emergency management, didactic, investigation, communication and policy.
The authors will be experts of the sector coming from civil, military, academic/research and private realities.A special thanks for the realization of this series goes to Prof. Carlo Bellecci for his initial encouragement, continuous support and help.

During the month of August, 2016, the Italian Minister for Instruction, University and Research (MIUR) has officially added this book series in the list of the official publications recognized by the Minister itself with the following references:
classification code: E237557;
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