Zverejnené 28.09.2012

29 June - 10 August 2013

Christ Church, Oxford University, UK


A unique career development programme

for future world leaders in nuclear science and technology


Organized by the WNU Coordinating Centre

in cooperation with WNA, IAEA, NEA and WANO

and hosted at Christ Church, Oxford University


Applications are invited for the WNU Summer Institute 2013

The WNU Summer Institute (WNU SI) is a six-week nuclear leadership development programme held annually at Christ Church, a leading college of Oxford University. Participants in the Summer Institute are known as WNU Fellows. The WNU SI programme is designed to expand their horizons across the full spectrum of issues surrounding nuclear energy. Built on a foundation of instruction from some of the world's foremost leaders in science, engineering and the global environment, the programme is augmented by team-building exercises and a week-long technical tour of nuclear and related facilities.

Each WNU Summer Institute involves some 80 WNU Fellows, selected from promising nuclear professionals who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. The WNU SI programme is aimed at nuclear professionals between 27 and 37 years of age. Since the Summer Institute’s inception in 2005, over 700 Fellows from more than 70 countries have completed the WNU SI programme. Former WNU Fellows become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear profession.

The World Nuclear University is a partnership of the world’s leading institutions of nuclear learning and four Founding Supporters – WNA, IAEA, NEA, and WANO. The WNU Summer Institute is organized by the WNU Coordinating Centre in London, in cooperation with the Founding Supporters.

The WNU Summer Institute curriculum provides cutting-edge presentations on the full range of topics relevant to the future of nuclear technology:

•Global Setting, including energy supply and demand, global warming and climate change, nuclear technology in sustainable development, lessons in public acceptance, and key political issues and trends

•International Regimes, including safety, radiological protection, non-proliferation and security, waste management, transport, and nuclear law

•Technology Innovation, including current and next-generation reactors, advanced fuel cycle, waste management, hydrogen production, desalination, advanced battery power

•Nuclear Industry Operations, including operational safety and excellence, the nuclear fuel market, industry economics and knowledge management

On successful completion of the course, each Fellow will receive a WNU Certificate and such professional credit as may be awarded by that Fellow’s own employer.

For details and an application form, please visit the WNU website (www.world-nuclear-university.org).

Applications must be emailed to the WNU Coordinating Centre by 16 November 2012 for IAEA funding and 31 January 2013 for self- or company-funded places.

WNU Fellowship applicants must provide evidence of meeting ALL the following requirements:

1.Currently employed in the industry, with at least 3-4 years of relevant work experience in the nuclear industry or in government

2.Master’s degree in science, engineering, or business; or reactor operator’s licence; or equivalent experience

3.Knowledge of nuclear fundamentals

4.Demonstrated academic or professional excellence

5.Maximum age of 37, with exceptions to be considered on the basis of unusual merit

6.Proficiency in English, especially oral communication, which is essential for effective participation in the SI programme.


The cost of participation is a tuition fee of £11,500 (GBP), excluding VAT, plus travel to and from Oxford, UK.


The tuition fee covers all coursework, lodging and meals.

While at the Summer Institute, WNU Fellows will attend lectures, participate in working groups, visit nuclear facilities, enjoy a diverse programme of social events and excursions, and have weekends available for recreational activities. WNU Fellows occupy single rooms during the academic programme and twin rooms on the technical tour. Participants from industry and government will be expected to cover their own expenses. Some applicants from developing countries who are supported by their governments should be eligible for IAEA assistance.

Selection of WNU Fellows is made through a consultation process, led by the WNU Coordinating Centre. Selection places considerable weight on an applicant’s demonstrated leadership potential. The aim of the selection process is a class of WNU Fellows composed of an internationally diverse mix of top young professionals already in industry or government service.

Comments from Recent WNU Fellows

“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.”


“It may very possibly become the most positive, dynamic, learning experience of your life.”

More on the WNU

Inaugurated in 2003 and encompassing key institutions of nuclear learning in more than 30 nations, the World Nuclear University is an informal partnership with four “Founding Supporters”: the International Atomic Energy Agency, the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency, the World Nuclear Association and the World Association of Nuclear Operators. The mission of the WNU partnership is to enhance international education and leadership in the peaceful applications of nuclear science and technology. The WNU partners pursue this mission through programmes organized by the WNU Coordinating Centre (WNUCC) in London, which is administered with the support of the World Nuclear Association. WNU activities are designed to harness the strengths of partnership members in pursuit of shared purposes.

A pdf of this 2013 WNU SI Announcement is available here.


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