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WNU Summer Institute

Please note applications for the WNU Summer Institute 2015 are now closed.

Applications are now open for the WNU Summer Institute 2015, which will be held 4 July - 14 August 2015 at Uppsala University, Sweden. The deadline to apply for IAEA funding is 16 November 2014, and the deadline for self- or company-funded places is  31 January 2015.

Applicants must apply directly to the WNU

The WNU Summer Institute is an intensive six-week programme for future nuclear leaders held annually in different locations. The Summer Institute offers a comprehensive programme of lectures, tutorials, field trips to nuclear and industrial facilities, and team projects led by some of the world’s foremost authorities.  These cover the global environment and sustainable development, nuclear-related technology innovation, nuclear diplomacy and nuclear operations.  The programme also includes cultural and social events.

Each WNU Summer Institute involves some 80 participants, called Fellows, selected from promising nuclear professionals who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. WNU Fellows become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear profession. Since the Summer Institute’s inception in 2005, a total of some 800 Fellows from more than 70 countries have successfully completed the WNU Summer Institute.

The WNU Summer Institute is organized by the WNU Coordinating Centre in London, in cooperation with the Founding Supporters (IAEA, OECD/NEA, WANO, WNA).

The WNU Summer Institute curriculum provides cutting-edge presentations on the full range of topics relevant to the future of nuclear technology:

♦ Global Setting, including energy supply and demand, global warming and climate change, nuclear technology in sustainable development, new build and key political issues and trends
♦ International regimes, Nuclear Law and 3S, including the international legal framework, safety, security and safeguards implementation aspects and oversights
♦ Nuclear Industry and applications, including the nuclear fuel cycle, production of nuclear energy, and a brief summary of the newest applications of ionizing radiation
♦ Leadership, project management, knowledge management, and communications

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