The World Nuclear University (WNU) has announced that it has begun accepting applications for the 6th Annual WNU Summer Institute in 2010.
Next year´s session at the University of Oxford runs for six weeks from 3 July to 14 August.
Each year the Institute selects approximately 100 WNU Fellows from some 35 countries. These young, nuclear professionals are tutored by some of the world´s notable experts in the field and will receive instruction in a broad range of issues, including nuclear energy, team-building and leadership.
Since 2005, more than 300 Fellows from dozens of countries have completed this WNU initiative and became part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear field.
To ensure global diversity among the Summer Institute participants, the IAEA has consistently provided financial support for select participants from developing countries, through its Technical Cooperation programme. Experts from the IAEA have also been involved in the summer programme as course lecturers on nuclear power development, nuclear safety and nuclear safeguards.
A Fellowship Application Form can be obtained online from the WNU Website
Since the first WNU Summer Institute in 2005, the IAEA, along with OECD´s Nuclear Energy Agency, the World Association of Nuclear Operators and the World Nuclear Association, have supported the summer programme.
The WNU is a partnership in which these four global organizations cooperate with leading institutions of nuclear learning, in activities to enhance nuclear education and leadership.