The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics (ICTP, Trieste, Italy) in co- operation with the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna) is jointly organizing the School of Nuclear Energy Management, to take place from 17 to 28 November, 2014.
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 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. It will enable the transfer of IAEA specific knowledge to Member States towards their capacity building efforts.
The prospect of a continuing world-wide 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, as well as the ageing cadres in the field - points to the need for new and 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 programme.
This school will focus mainly on training young professionals from developing and developed 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.
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 Science and Research;
• 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;
• Emergence Planning and Preparedness
• Communicating Radiation Risks to the Public
• IAEA Support for Nuclear Power Development;