2009 School of Nuclear Knowledge Management

28Sept-2Oct 2009, Trieste, Italy

Summary

For the sixth time, a School of Nuclear Knowledge Management was held at the Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP), Trieste, Italy, this year from 28 September to 2 October 2009. The School was organized by the IAEA, in cooperation with ICTP and the European Nuclear Education Network (ENEN). The objective of the School was to provide participants with an overview and basic understanding of the tools, mechanisms and challenges of nuclear knowledge management (NKM). Managing such knowledge requires special skills that can be derived from various disciplines and fields. The program of the School thus included lectures, presentations, practical sessions and discussions on

  • policies and strategies in nuclear knowledge management,
  • human resources and knowledge transfer,
  • managing nuclear information resources,
  • nuclear English,
  • methods and tools for knowledge management including practical examples, and
  • networking for education and training.

A Round table discussion on the best practices in nuclear education, chaired by Dr. Gail Marcus was held as a special event of the School. The School also offered opportunities for participants and lecturers to exchange experiences and share information on implementing NKM, including lessons learned from knowledge management projects, and examples of good practices and national experiences in nuclear knowledge management. In additional, all participants received a documents’ collection incl. Handbook of Nuclear Knowledge Management on CD prepared by an IAEA team of international experts, as well as a Handbook on nuclear English published by WNA: "I can certainly use the obtained knowledge not only in my work on PhD in the University but also in my everyday work at the SCC of Rosatom. I hope it will help us to improve our knowledge management policy and increase the effectiveness of internal portal" said Ksenia Bobrova from National Research Nuclear University in Russia, who was one of the 40 participants from 28 countries who attended this training event. The next School of Nuclear Knowledge Management is scheduled for 23-27 August 2010 at ICTP in Trieste, Italy.