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Accepting Applications: First Nuclear Energy Management School in Russia

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Participants of the first Nuclear Energy Management School in Russia will have a chance to visit the Leningrad 2 nuclear power plant, where two units are under construction. (Photo: Rosenergoatom)

Senior personnel and decision makers working on developing national nuclear energy programmes have until 15 July to apply for the Nuclear Energy Management School (NEM) to be held from 5 to 16 September 2016 at the Saint-Petersburg branch of the Rosatom Central Institute for Continuing Education and Training (CICE&T) in the Russian Federation.

The School is the result of the combined efforts of IAEA and ROSATOM, the Russian Federation’s national nuclear corporation, with the purpose of building leadership in managing nuclear energy programmes, particularly in “newcomer” countries that seek to develop nuclear power or other nuclear applications.

“A well-established national nuclear energy programme requires the continued availability of qualified personnel,” said John de Grosbois, Head of the IAEA Nuclear Knowledge Management Section. Explaining the importance of investing in widening knowledge among a country’s leaders who are responsible for the nuclear sector he added: “If a country is intending to build a nuclear power plant or any other nuclear facility, these decision-makers need to have an in-depth understanding of all aspects of nuclear infrastructure development – from safety and security to human resource development, and from management to industrial involvement.”

IAEA, international and Russian experts with different background and experience will share their insights and present best practices regarding various issues covering technical, legal, financial and societal aspects of nuclear technologies. Other issues pertaining to the economics of nuclear power, energy policy and energy planning, stakeholder involvement, current and advanced technologies, the nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear safety and security, safeguards and radiation control will also be covered.

The NEM School will also provide a unique worldwide networking opportunity for future leaders in the area of nuclear energy.

The two-week course includes theoretical and practical training that also covers IAEA safety standards and guidelines when using nuclear energy. The programme provides a comprehensive approach aimed at building future leadership in this field.

The program also includes several technical tours to nuclear facilities, including the Leningrad 2 nuclear power plant, where two VVER-1200 reactors are under construction.

For more information on how to apply, please visit the School’s website.

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