Joint ICTP-IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management | (smr 2374)
The purpose of this school is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership in managing nuclear energy programs from among promising young professionals from developing countries, particularly 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 in their country. It will enable the transfer of IAEA specific knowledge to Member States towards their capacity building efforts.
The prospect of a steady world-wide growth in the use of nuclear technology – for the generation of electricity and other energy services and in a diversity of nuclear applications in medicine, agriculture, and industry – points to the need for a greatly expanded global cadre of nuclear professionals. A highly competent management is vital to the success at all stages of development or re-launching of a nuclear programmed. This school will focus mainly on training young professionals from developing countries with managerial potential on aspects of the industry that will ensure their broad understanding of the current issues that need to be tackled in their various countries. During this training programme, the participants will gain awareness of the most recent developments in nuclear energy and the IAEA specific knowledge and broad international perspective on issues related to the peaceful use of nuclear technology.
The School will consist of a series of keynote presentations by leading IAEA specialists on topics relevant to managing nuclear energy programs followed by practical sessions discussing the issues raised and difficulties envisaged. All chosen participants will be expected to be actively involved in discussions, assigned projects, panel reviews and all school activities. At the end of the School all participants are expected to pass a final test.
The following topics will be covered:
• World Energy Balance, Geopolitics and Climate Issues;
• Energy Planning, Energy Economics and Nuclear Power Economics and Finance;
• National Nuclear Industry from Planning to Decommissioning;
• Nuclear Power – Technology, Nuclear Fuel Cycle and Waste Management ;
• Nuclear Safety and Security;
• Nuclear Law, International Conventions and Relevant Mechanisms;
• Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Safeguards;
• Human Resource Development and Knowledge Management;
• Leadership and Management in Nuclear Industry;
• Nuclear Sociology and Public Communication.