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The two-week School is designed for early career professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience, working at relevant institutions in their home country. Candidates should have a specific career interest in, or knowledge of nuclear security, although their academic and technical background may vary. Candidates with a scientific or technical background in a discipline of relevance to nuclear security, such as nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, political science, law enforcement, and/or in related fields are especially encouraged to apply.
School curriculum will include the following topics:
As a prerequisite to admission to the School, all applicants will be asked to complete the following IAEA introductory e-learning modules on several topics in nuclear security:
The modules are available online:
The estimated time for completing the courses is between 1 and 4.5 hours per module. Upon successful completion of each module, the system will generate a personalized certificate. Please submit all certificates of completion (as pdf or jpg files) with the online application form for this School. In case of technical issues, please contact: CLP4NET.Contact-Point@iaea.org
Additionally, there will be practical exercises designed to incorporate the acquired knowledge into national planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.
A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.