Scientific Calendar Event

Starts 6 Mar 2023
Ends 17 Mar 2023
Central European Time
Budinich Lecture Hall (LB)
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
An ICTP-IAEA Meeting in presence

The two-week School is designed for early career professionals from developing countries, ideally with 1-3 years of experience and working at relevant institutions in their home country. The school provides an intense contemporary overview of nuclear security. Candidates should have a specific career interest in or knowledge of nuclear security, although academic and technical backgrounds may vary. Candidates with a scientific or technical background in a discipline such as nuclear physics, nuclear engineering, international relations, law enforcement, or related fields are especially encouraged to apply.

The School will consist of a series of lectures and practical exercises, designed to incorporate     the acquired knowledge into national planning and procedures to protect against threats to     nuclear security. A technical visit will be conducted to show the participants some detection     equipment and their applications.

School curriculum will include the following topics:
  • Nuclear Security Overview and Essential Elements
  • International legal framework for nuclear security
  • Identification of and measures to address, threats against nuclear security
  • Physical protection of nuclear material and nuclear facilities
  • Physical protection system design and evaluation
  • Nuclear security regime for radioactive material and associated facilities
  • Transport security for nuclear and other radioactive material
  • Threat and risk assessment, nuclear security detection architecture
  • Radiation detection instruments and detection strategies and techniques
  • Nuclear security culture, concept and definition, self-assessment and enhancement
  • Information and computer security
  • Introduction to Nuclear Material Accounting & Control and threats addressed by NMAC
  • Threat and risk for material out of regulatory control
  • Nuclear security systems and measures for major public events
  • Incident and trafficking database global analysis
  • Nuclear forensics and radiological crime scene management
  • IAEA Programmes and Assistance for Human Resource Development in Nuclear Security
  • Gender Equality and Diversity in Nuclear Security

As a prerequisite to be eligible for the selection process, all applicants are asked to complete at least 8 of the 21 existing IAEA E-Learning modules on nuclear security, based on their choices. Please find the link to all e-learning modules:
In case of technical issues, please contact

Grants: 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.

**DEADLINE: 11/12/2022**


Oum Keltoum HAKAM (IAEA), Brenda NJINEMBO NAGEIN NGWANA (IAEA), Local Organiser: Sandro Scandolo (ICTP)