The WNU one week courses focus on "Overview and Key Topics in the World Nuclear Industry Today" and are designed to enhance the knowledge about how nuclear science and technology are applied in the world today, while encouraging an expansive view of where nuclear is likely to go in the future. International experts lecture on a wide range of topics with the aim of offering practical knowledge, a global perspective and an exciting vision of the future, which should stimulate interest amongst attendees in pursuing further careers in this area.
Participants can be staff at nuclear research centres, professionals from the local nuclear and supply chain industry or equivalent government employees, including regulators and energy planners. University students in nuclear
science and engineering are welcome. They will generally be people with some background knowledge of nuclear and maybe some specialist knowledge in one or more areas. The overall aim of the course is to give attendees a comprehensive knowledge of the key issues in the world industry today, to enable them to place their own current role into perspective while also opening their eyes to the opportunities of the future. A related objective is to encourage different groups involved in nuclear within the country to communicate more closely with each other, to the benefit of all.
Each course aims at attracting around 100 or more attendees, but this may vary by location.
Hosting a WNU One Week Course
Locations are chosen where there is significant local interest in nuclear technology but a limited ability for several people to travel large distances for training.
The courses are hosted by local academic, business or governmental institutions or professional associations. Attendees come mainly from the host country but invitations are sometimes extended to nearby countries with close academic, political or cultural ties.
The one-week course can be shortened to an intensive three days if attendees cannot be free for a whole week.
The local host institution is responsible for attracting the attendees and arranging their registration. Hosts also provide the lecture room, wi-fi internet and audio-visual requirements, as well as coffee-breaks. Ideally, some local lecturers should be available to supplement the faculties which present the course. WNU may assist in travel cost of the teaching faculty from abroad.
Those interested in having the course come to their country are invited to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org.