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Third International Conference on Human Resource Development for Nuclear Power Programmes: Meeting Challenges to Ensure the Future Nuclear Workforce Capability

28–31 May 2018, Gyeongju, Republic of Korea

Human Resource Development Conference 2018

The availability of skilled staff is a cornerstone of the sustainability of the nuclear energy sector – both in countries already operating nuclear facilities, as well as those introducing nuclear power. Operators of many nuclear power plants, research reactors and radioactive waste management and fuel cycle facilities are seeking operational lifetime extensions, while others are nearing decommissioning. Many of the human resource development needs are common across the nuclear industry.

The Conference will review the global situation in human resource development since the 2014 IAEA Conference on this subject; provide  a forum for information exchange on national and  international policies and practices; discuss the importance of building competence in nuclear safety and security; and provide participants with practical solutions that they can use at organizational, national and international levels to develop and maintain the human resources needed to support safe and sustainable nuclear power programmes.

The conference is directed at a broad range of experts in the area of capacity building, human resource development, workforce planning, education and training, knowledge management and knowledge networks for nuclear power programmes.

The conference sessions will cover four main themes:

  • Attracting, recruiting and retaining a high quality nuclear workforce;
  • Developing individuals and teams within organizations;
  • Education, training and qualification of a nuclear workforce; and
  • Organizational culture and its impact on the workforce.


31 January 2018: Submission of Form for Submission of a Paper (Form B) and abstract

31 January 2018: Submission of Grant Application Form (Form C)

28 February 2018: Notification of acceptance of papers

29 March 2018: Submission of accepted full paper (4 pages maximum)


Approximately 350 participants from IAEA Member States and international organizations are expected to attend this conference. Participation in the conference exhibition provides a unique opportunity to demonstrate services, products and opportunities from national organizations.

IAEA Member States, international organizations and commercial companies are invited to submit their requests for exhibition space, together with the title and a short description of the concept and content of their planned exhibition, as soon as possible.

More Information and request for exhibition space →

International Student Competition

In order to foster the younger generation’s interest in nuclear science and technology, the IAEA is holding an international student competition in conjunction with the 2018 conference for students aged 14-18 and currently enrolled in secondary school.

Students who design the most innovative projects on the current and future impacts of nuclear science and technology will be invited to present their projects at the conference.

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