World Nuclear University
The World Nuclear University (WNU) is a global partnership committed to enhancing international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. The WNU was founded in September 2003 with the support of the IAEA and three other international nuclear institutions.
The WNU offers several training opportunities including the 7th annual WNU Summer Institute, which will be held 9 July – 20 August 2011 in Christ Church, University of Oxford, United Kingdom. The IAEA provides financial support to a limited number of participants from developing countries.
The WNU Summer Institute offers participants from around the world an opportunity to concentrate intensively on the peaceful application of nuclear technology. Participants, selected from promising nuclear professionals who demonstrate strong leadership potential, are educated in a broad spectrum of nuclear energy issues, engage in team-building and leadership exercises, and develop a network that will support them during their careers. The Summer Institute has been designed to enable participants to:
- gain cutting-edge knowledge and develop a broad international perspective on the full range of policy, environmental and social issues surrounding the peaceful applications of nuclear technology;
- hear from leading thinkers and educators on topics relevant to nuclear applications;
- experience practical teamwork with peers from many nations; and
- advance the global contribution of nuclear science and technology.
Applications to the Summer Institute are now being accepted by the WNU. All interested applicants must apply directly to the WNU no later than 20 November 2010 using the application form on the WNU website: http://www.world-nuclear-university.org/application.html.