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.

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:  

  • Lectures by prominent experts in radioisotopes and radiation technologies
  • Presentations by distinguished speakers
  • Workshops
  • Visits to RT-related sites
  • Networks for Innovations in Nuclear Applications

The 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. 

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;    
  • Proficiency in English, particularly oral communication, which is essential for effective participation in WNU programmes.   

Venues

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

Success Stories

Highlights

This year, the fellows of the WNU RT School received the book Advanced Radiation Technology, edited by Dr Natesan Ramamoorthy, published by WNU Press in September 2019.