The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) is organizing the School in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Italy and the Partnership for Nuclear Security. The School is to be held at ICTP in Trieste, from 28 April to 9 May 2014.
The two-week School is addressed to professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience, working at a relevant institution in their home country with responsibility covering some aspects of nuclear security. Candidates should have a specific career interest in the knowledge of nuclear security, although their academic background may vary. Candidates with scientific or technical discipline of relevance to nuclear security, such as nuclear physics, nuclear engineering or political science, and/or in related fields, are specifically encouraged to apply.
• International legal framework supporting nuclear security;
• Identification of, and remedies to, threats against nuclear security;
• Instruments and methods for physical protection at associated facilities;
• Illicit trafficking in nuclear and other radioactive material, including radiation
detection instruments and detection strategies;
• Transport security for nuclear and other radioactive material;
• Nuclear and radiological forensics, and crime scene management;
• Nuclear security culture, cyber security and security at major public events;
• Measures for systematic nuclear security human resource development at the
• Practical exercises designed to incorporate this knowledge into Member State(s)
planning and procedures to protect against threats to nuclear security.
Prerequisites: Successful completion of the IAEA eLearning programme: Use of Radiation Detection Equipment (includes a session on basics of radiation and radiation protection)