School on Radiation Technologies

A 2-week intensive leadership and communication development programme for professionals in the radiation technologies field, including radioisotope production.

This programme is aimed at:

Managers
Researchers
Operators
Regulators
Academia

Overview

The WNU School on Radiation Technologies (RT School) is a two-week programme aimed at future leaders in the radiation and radioisotope field. It is open to companies, governments, research institutions and regulatory authorities expected to play key roles in the field.

The 2021 School on Radiation Technologies will be held virtually, taking full advantage of the inclusive, global nature of virtual programmes.

Objectives

The programme aims at: 

  • Providing selected participants with broad understanding and new horizons in the area of radioisotopes and radiation  technologies 
  • Familiarizing participants with the main issues encountered by practitioners in the field 
  • Providing opportunities for participants to develop a worldwide network of contacts of unique value to their current and long-term careers  

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).

Curriculum

The programme has been developed in consultation with an expert Programme Committee to encompass a variety of activities:  

  • Expert-led technical tours of global vanguard facilities
  • Dedicated mentorship and working groups focusing on fostering innovation, leadership and communication skills
  • Presentations by foremost industry leaders
  • Extensive structured networking opportunities
  • Lectures by prominent experts in radioisotopes and radiation technologies

The RT School Standard 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. 

Requirements

  • University degree or equivalent operational experience;     
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of radiation technologies applied in medical, industrial, and other applications;    
  • Demonstrated academic or professional excellence, with 2 reference letters (English preferred);    
  • Proficiency in English, particularly oral communication, which is essential for effective participation in WNU programmes. Non-native English speaker will be asked to submit an English language certificate to demonstrate their language skills.  WNU may also request an online interview to ensure English proficiency in a virtual environment.
The participation fee for this event is £500.

Deadline

11 August 2021 for Application with support from company or other sponsors (£500)

The selection of Fellows will be made through a consultation process led by the WNU Coordinating Centre

All applicants should ensure that they have full approval from supervisors to attend the RT School before applying.  If you have made an application and for any reason, you will not be able to attend, please notify the WNU as soon as possible. 

Venues

11 - 22 October 2021

Virtual School on Radiation TechnologiesVirtual

See previous venues

Past Venues

2019

Rosatom Technical AcademyObninsk, Russia

2017

Nuclear and Energy Research InstituteSão Paulo, Brazil

2014

Hamad Medical CorporationDoha, Qatar

2012

Kyeryong SpatelDaejeon, Republic of Korea

2010

Swiss Grand HiltonSeoul, Republic of Korea

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