School of Nuclear Energy Management

The growth of nuclear energy and technology creates a continually expanding need for a global cadre of highly competent nuclear professionals with appropriate technical and managerial skills. The IAEA runs the Nuclear Energy Management School programme to help Member States train future leadership in managing and leading nuclear energy and nuclear applications programmes.

The Nuclear Energy Management School programme focuses on the managerial and technical competencies that are required to support national nuclear energy strategies.  It is particularly appropriate for young professionals in Member States which plan to develop or are in the process of embarking on a nuclear development programme.

The School provides a broad international perspective and highlights the IAEA’s specific knowledge on areas relevant to the entire nuclear energy lifecycle, e.g. nuclear licensing and regulation, nuclear energy policy, safety culture, nuclear fuel cycle, nuclear safety, security and safeguards, and science applications using nuclear technology.

The School’s programme is comprised of two formats that takes place in a regional or national Nuclear Energy Management School and is carried out in cooperation with a local university or nuclear organization acting as the host organization:

  • A two-week School for young professionals working in the nuclear sector who show managerial potential and aptitude for future leadership positions;
  • A one-week School for managers and decision-makers from the middle management level in the nuclear sector and government.

The programme typically includes lectures, panel discussions, technical visits, group projects, case studies, tests/assessments and informal activities that are designed to:

  • Share the nuclear energy knowledge of the Member States and the IAEA;
  • Ensure a broad awareness and international perspective of issues related to nuclear energy;
  • Benefit from the experience of lecturers from industry, academia, and the IAEA;
  • Make use of the IAEA’s e-learning platform designed to collect and facilitate sharing of training materials;
  • Utilize various facilities in Member States for technical visits or training;
  • Enhance networking opportunities among participants;
  • Underline the specific aspects of nuclear energy management in implementing national nuclear energy strategies.

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