The World Nuclear University: developing leaders for our nuclear future
Overview of the WNU
Among the challenges that the nuclear industry faces, there are
few greater than the development of new leaders to replace those
that are retiring.
In 2003, recognizing this issue's importance, industry,
government and academia collaborated to create the World Nuclear University (WNU). The WNU is a global partnership, committed to
training and education, notably the transfer of knowledge to the
next generation of nuclear industry leaders. Its founding
supporters are the World Nuclear Association, International
Atomic Energy Agency ( IAEA), World Association of Nuclear Operators
(WANO) and Nuclear Energy Agency of the OECD (NEA/OECD). The
WNU's various programmes are designed to close the gap in existing
training and education offered by universities and
WNU's flagship programme, the WNU Summer Institute (SI), is a
comprehensive annual programme which aims to ensure that the future
leaders of our industry gain an understanding of the many diverse
areas that are relevant to nuclear throughout the world.
The SI's programme is structured to harmonise nuclear leadership
across countries and companies, and to facilitate dialogue between
people involved in the different areas of the industry, building a
peer network and allowing the younger generation to learn from the
expertise of some of the most eminent people in the nuclear
The WNU's RT School a biennial programme aimed at future leaders. It is targeted specifically at professionals involved in
the radiation field. It aims to provide selected participants with
broad understanding and new horizons in the area of radioisotopes
and radiation technologies.
The WNU also offers numerous short courses addressing the needs of those within the nuclear
industry or those who would like to learn more about nuclear.
For more information on any of our programmes, or to find out
how to get involved with the WNU, visit our website.