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ICTP, IAEA Launch School of Nuclear Energy Management

Comprehensive training provided on peaceful use of nuclear technology

12/11/2010 - Trieste

ICTP and the IAEA are cooperating for the next 3 weeks to train young professionals from developing countries in management techniques for nuclear technology.

The First ICTP-IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management, held in Trieste, runs from 8 to 26 November.

The purpose of the capacity-building school is to build future leadership in managing nuclear energy programs, particularly in countries that are new IAEA member states and that seek to develop nuclear power or other nuclear applications.

As the demand for nuclear technology increases--for applications ranging from energy production to medicine--so does the need for a greatly expanded global cadre of nuclear professionals. The School directly addresses that need.

Over the next 3 weeks, participants will gain awareness of the most recent developments in nuclear energy and the IAEA specific knowledge and broad international perspective on issues related to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.

ICTP Assistant Director Claudio Tuniz, the course local organizer, pointed out that while the course is heavily focussed on nuclear safety, security and management issues, it also draws on ICTP's expertise in advanced studies in material science, which are critical for the development of safer, more economic and proliferation-free power reactors. ICTP also models seismic risks and environmental impacts of extreme climatic events, important in planning the development of nuclear infrastructure.

For more details, visit the School website.