Introduction

The WNU Summer Institute is an intensive six-week programme for future nuclear leaders held annually in different locations. The Summer Institute offers a comprehensive programme of lectures, tutorials, field trips to nuclear and industrial facilities, and team projects led by some of the world’s foremost authorities.  These cover the global environment and sustainable development, nuclear-related technology innovation, nuclear diplomacy and nuclear operations.  The programme also includes cultural and social events.
Each WNU Summer Institute involves some 80 participants, called Fellows, selected from promising nuclear professionals who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. WNU Fellows become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear profession. Since the Summer Institute’s inception in 2005, a total of some 800 Fellows from more than 70 countries have successfully completed the WNU Summer Institute.


Some former participants have said:
Article by a 2013 Alumnus (French version), Melissa Fabian

Article from a 2011 Alumnus, Jay Disser. Also published on the INMM website (Institute of Nuclear Materials Management).

'This is a one of a kind opportunity to learn from some of the most influencial leaders in the Nuclear Industry!' 2013 Fellow

'The SI is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to build an international peer network of nuclear professionals from all over the world and from all areas of the nuclear industry' 2011 Fellow

'It is the most positive, dynamic, learning experience that you will experience in your life', 2010 Fellow

'The WNU Summer Institute has changed my outlook for the future, both for my career and personally. Meeting such a diverse mix of people with different academic, professional and cultural backgrounds has taught me a great deal, as well as opening up a world-wide network to support me in my future career', 2010 Fellow

'If you have the opportunity to attend, grab it with both hands', 2009 Fellow



The founding supporters: