Description
The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA, Vienna, Austria) are jointly organizing the School of Nuclear Energy Management, to take place from 3 to 14 October 2016.

The purpose of this school is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership in managing nuclear energy programmes from among promising young professionals, particularly from newcomer countries that seek to develop nuclear power or other nuclear applications, who show promise as future leaders of the nuclear industry, academia and public sector entities. It will enable the transfer of IAEA-specific knowledge to Member States towards their capacity building efforts.

The prospect of a continuing worldwide use of nuclear technologies – for electricity generation and other energy services and in a diversity of nuclear applications in medicine, agriculture and industry, as well as the ageing cadres in the field  points to the need for new cadre of nuclear professionals. A highly competent management is vital to the success at all stages of nuclear programmes.

The school will train young professionals from developing and developed countries with managerial potential on aspects of the industry to ensure their broad understanding of the current issues that need to be tackled in their countries.

The School will consist of a series of keynote presentations by leading IAEA specialists on topics relevant to managing nuclear energy programmes, followed by practical sessions. All participants will be expected to be actively involved in discussions, assigned projects, panel reviews and other activities.


The following topics will be covered:

• World Energy Balance, Geopolitics and Climate Issues;
• Energy Planning, Energy Economics and Nuclear Power Economics and Finance;
• Nuclear Power - Technology and Life Cycle;
• Nuclear Safety and Security;
• Nuclear Law, International Conventions and Relevant Mechanisms;
• Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards;
• Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management;
• Nuclear Leadership, Management and Sociology;
• Emergency Planning and Preparedness
• Radioactive Waste Management and Decommissioning 
• Communicating Radiation Risks to the Public
• IAEA Support for Nuclear Power Development;
Go to day
  • Monday, 3 October 2016
    • 08:30 - 20:30 Introduction to the School
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 08:30 REGISTRATION and ADMINISTRATIVE FORMALITIES 2h0' ( Adriatico Guest House (Lower Level 1) - Registration Desk in front of the Kastler Lecture Hall )
        After registration, Visitors funded by the ICTP must collect their dues at the Operations office, E. Fermi building, ground floor (8.30-12:00 and 1:30-2:30 Mon, Tue and Fri). A shuttle bus will run from the Adriatico guest house main entrance to the E. Fermi building and back until 10:00am
      • 10:30 Opening 30'
        Speaker: Mikhail Chudakov, IAEA - Wei Huang, IAEA - Claudio Tuniz, ICTP
        Material: Video
      • 11:00 Introduction of Participants 40'
        Material: Video
      • 11:40 Nuclear Energy Management School - Scope and Objectives 20'
        Speaker: Mark Harper (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 History and Role of the IAEA 40'
        Speaker: Wei Huang (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:40 ICTP - Centre of Excellence 20'
        Speaker: Claudio Tuniz (ICTP)
        Material: Video
      • 13:00 Lunch break 1h0' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Basic Principles of Nuclear Energy in 21st century 1h15'
        Speaker: Yanko Yanev (Nuclear Knowledge Management Institute)
        Material: Video
      • 15:15 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area )
      • 15:45 The IAEA Programme on Nuclear Power, Fuel Cycle and Nuclear Science 1h15'
        Speaker: Wei Huang (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 CLP4NET 15'
        Material: Video
      • 17:15 Distribution of the Group Projects 30'
      • 18:00 Welcome reception 1h30'
  • Tuesday, 4 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 18:30 Nuclear Power - Resource Efficiency and Benefits
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Nuclear Power within the Context of Energy Demand and Supply 1h30'
        Speaker: Ismael A. Concha Perdomo (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 11:00 Cost Structure of Nuclear Power and its Comparison with the Costs of other Energy Sources 1h0'
        Speaker: Ismael A. Concha Perdomo (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Group photo 10' ( TERRACE - Adriatico Guest House )
      • 12:15 Lunch break 1h15'
      • 13:30 Status and Development of Water Cooled Reactors; Fukushima in Light of Today’s Technology 1h0'
        Speaker: Mark Harper (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 14:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 15:00 Nuclear Knowledge Management - IAEA NKM Section - Overview 1h0'
        Speaker: Taghrid Atieh (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 16:00 Advanced Reactor Designs for a more Sustainable Future 1h0'
        Speaker: Mark Harper (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Forum - Discussion on Security of Supply, Costs and National Energy Mix 30'
        Speaker: Mark Harper, Ismael A. Concha Perdomo
      • 17:30 Group Projects 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 5 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Implementation of a NP Programme - Long Term Commitment
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Critical Infrastructure for Introducing a National Nuclear Power Project (Video link) 1h0'
        Speaker: Sean Dunlop (IAEA)
        Material: Slides Video
      • 10:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:30 Understanding Feasibility of a Nuclear Power Project 1h30'
        Speaker: John H. Moore (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 13:30 Overview of the Nuclear Fuel Cycle 1h30'
        Speaker: M. Amparo Gonzalez-Espartero (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 15:30 Overview of the Nuclear Supply Chain and Industrial Involvement 1h0'
        Speaker: John H. Moore (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 16:30 Discussion, Q&A session 30'
      • 17:00 Group Projects 1h0'
  • Thursday, 6 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 18:00 Protection of People and the Environment - Safety of Nuclear Installations
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Main Principles of Nuclear Installation Safety 1h30'
        Speaker: Peter Tarren (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 11:00 Waste Management and Decommissioning 1h30'
        Speaker: Irena Mele (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 IAEA Safety and Security Standards and their harmonized use in the World 1h0'
        Speaker: Dominique J. Delattre (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 IAEA Review Services (OSART, RRS, INIR, etc.) 30'
        Speaker: Peter Tarren (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 Forum - Discussion on Main Contemporary Challenges for Nuclear Safety (e.g. Lessons learned from Nuclear Power Accidents, Leadership for Safety) 1h0'
        Speaker: Peter Tarren, Dominique J. Delattre
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Group Projects 1h0'
  • Friday, 7 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 20:00 International Legal Framework and Regulation
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Introduction to Nuclear Law 30'
        Speaker: Patrick Reyners (INLA)
        Material: Video
      • 09:30 The International Legal Framework for Nuclear Safety 45'
        Speaker: Andrea Gioia (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 10:15 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:45 The International Legal Framework for Nuclear Security 45'
        Speaker: Andrea Gioia (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:30 The International Legal Framework for Civil Liability for Nuclear Damage 1h0'
        Speaker: Andrea Gioia (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 International Nuclear Licensing Fundamentals and Regulatory Action 1h30'
        Speaker: William Fork (Pillsbury)
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 Developing New Nuclear Programs: Legal Lessons Learned 2h0'
        Speaker: William Fork (Pillsbury)
      • 18:00 Hospitality by Pillsbury 2h0'
  • Monday, 10 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 19:30 Nuclear Security and Safeguards
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Nuclear Security Fundamentals 40'
        Speaker: Christopher Price
        Material: Video
      • 09:40 NSS 19 Establishing the Nuclear Security Infrastructure for a Nuclear Power Programme 40'
        Speaker: Christopher Price
      • 10:20 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 10:50 NNS13 (INFIRC/225/Rev.5) on the Physical Protection of Nuclear Material and Nuclear Facilities 1h10'
        Speaker: Christopher Price
        Material: Video
      • 12:00 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 13:30 IAEA Safeguards: legal aspects 1h30'
        Speaker: Ionut Suseanu (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 15:30 The IAEA Methods and Tools for Safeguards Implementation 2h0'
        Speaker: Robert Hernon (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:30 Discussion, Q&A session 30'
      • 18:00 Hospitality by IAEA 1h30' ( Cafeteria, Adriatico guest house )
  • Tuesday, 11 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 19:00 Radiation Protection and Waste Management in Planned and Emergency Situations
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Basic Principles of Radiation Protection under normal operation and Emergencies 1h30'
        Speaker: Abel Gonzalez (ARN)
        Material: Video
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 11:00 Nuclear Accidents - Preparedness and Management, Planning for the unexpected (incl. onsite and offsite preparedness, emergency communication, etc.) 1h30'
        Speaker: Rafael Martincic
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 World Radiation Accidents Lessons Learned 1h30'
        Speaker: Abel Gonzalez (ARN)
        Material: Video
      • 15:30 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 16:00 Emergency Management Planning and Preparedness 1h30'
        Speaker: James Hylko (IEX)
        Material: Video
      • 17:30 Discussion, Q&A session 30'
      • 18:00 Group Projects 1h0'
  • Wednesday, 12 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 23:59 Continual Improvement, Competence and Leadership in Nuclear
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Forum-Lecture - Competence, Knowledge and Human Resource Challenges in Nuclear Field 1h0'
        Speaker: David Drury (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 10:00 Planning a Nuclear Workforce for a Newcomer Country 1h0'
        Speaker: David Drury (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 11:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 11:30 Research Reactors and Nuclear Education [Video] 1h0'
        Speaker: Danas Ridikas (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 12:30 Lunch break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Leadership and Management in a Nuclear Enterprise (Including Key principles for a successful PM) 1h0'
        Speaker: David Drury (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 15:00 Coffee break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1) )
      • 15:30 Main Principles of Effective Stakeholder Involvement for Nuclear Power 1h30'
        Speaker: David Drury (IAEA)
        Material: Video
      • 17:00 Group Projects 1h0'
      • 18:30 Final Exam, taken on CLP4NET 18:30 - 8:00am 5h29'
  • Thursday, 13 October 2016
    • 08:15 - 20:00 Technical Tour to Jozef Stefan Institute, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Friday, 14 October 2016
    • 09:00 - 13:50 Group Presentations
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Kastler Lecture Hall
      • 09:00 Presentations of Group Projects 10'
        Speaker: Mark Harper (IAEA)
      • 09:10 Project Presentation 1 30'
        Material: Video
      • 09:40 Project Presentation 2 30'
      • 10:10 Project Presentation 3 30'
      • 10:40 Project Presentation 4 30'
      • 11:10 Project Presentation 5 30'
      • 11:40 Project Presentation 6 30'
      • 12:10 Break 20'
      • 12:30 Award of Certificates 30'
      • 13:00 Closing, Final Remarks 20'
        Speaker: Mark Harper, Claudio Tuniz
        Material: Video