School on Radiation Technologies
The 3rd WNU School on Radiation Technologies will be held 7 - 20 March 2014 in Doha, Qatar at Hamad Medical Corporation. The official announcement can be found here and the application form here. Applications for IAEA-supported places at the RT School are now closed.
The WNU School on Radiation Technologies (RT School) is a two-week programme aimed at future leaders in the radiation and radioisotope field.
The RT School aims to:
- Provide selected participants with broad understanding and new horizons in the area of radioisotopes and radiation technologies
- Familiarize participants with the main issues encountered by practitioners in the field
- Provide opportunities for participants to develop a worldwide network of contacts of unique value to their current and long-term careers
The WNU RT School is organized by the WNU Coordinating Centre in London and in association with leading institutes of nuclear learning. The RT School receives technical support from the International Atomic Energy Agency, and the World Council on Isotopes. Previous RT Schools have been run in cooperation with Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and with the Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers (AIPES).
A draft programme of the 2014 RT School can be found here.
The RT School is built upon the foundations of the successful WNU School on Radioisotopes held in Seoul, Korea in 2010.
Participants at the 2010 RI School in Seoul. Sixty young professionals from 30 countries attended.
The programme has been developed in consultation with an expert Advisory Committee. It encompasses a variety of activities:
- Lectures by prominent experts in radioisotopes and radiation technologies
- Presentations by distinguished speakers
- Visits to RT-related sites
The 2014 RT School curriculum ranges across a wide spectrum of topics relevant to radiation technologies. The curriculum covers:
- Operations and Regulatory Frameworks, including sources of radiation, radiological protection, production of radioisotopes and sealed sources, quality assurance and control, safety and security, packaging and transport of radioactive material, waste management and decommissioning, economics of RT programmes, and communications.
- Current and future applications, including nuclear techniques in food and agriculture, human health, industrial process management, environmental protection, and life sciences.
2010: Swiss Grand Hilton, Seoul, Republic of Korea
2012: Kyeryong Spatel, Daejeon, Republic of Korea
2014: Hamad Medical Corporation, Doha, Qatar
Applying to the RT School
The RT School is open to 60 professionals from companies, governments, research institutions, and regulatory authorities expected to play key roles in the field.
The WNU alumni stay in touch via a dedicated WNU facebook page (www.facebook.com/pages/World-Nuclear-University/364812468111), which also provides regular WNU updates.
For participants of the 2010 and 2012 Schools, the presentation slides are available at this website.
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