2020 International School in Nuclear Engineering

13 January 2020 to 07 February 2020, France

The National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN) is organising the International School in Nuclear Engineering, promoting knowledge in the field of nuclear sciences at a high education level (13 January 2020 to 07 February 2020)

The 2020 edition will offer 6 one-week advanced courses in nuclear engineering to be held in France (Cadarache, Marcoule, or Saclay), in January and February 2020.

The courses are designed for young researchers, PhD students, post-doctorates and engineers, already having a Master of Science in nuclear engineering as a background. They present the international state-of-the-art in the main topics of nuclear engineering: reactor core physics, thermal hydraulics, materials, fuels, fuel cycle, nuclear waste. 3 ECTS will be awarded for each successfully completed course (one week).

Lecturers are internationally known experts mostly from CEA, the leading research organisation in France for nuclear energy.

For more information and to enroll, see leaflet or visit the National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN) website

Generation IV, Nuclear Reactor Systems for the Future

18-22 November 2019, CEA Saclay, France

This international course will cover the six Generation IV Systems;  Gas-cooled Fast Reactor (GFR), Lead-cooled Fast Reactor (LFR), Molten Salt Reactor (MSR), Supercritical Water-cooled Reactor (SCWR), Sodium-cooled Fast Reactor (SFR) and Very High Temperature Reactor (VHTR). and address cross-cutting aspects of safety, material and fuel, energy conversion and the nuclear fuel cycle. It will take place from 17-21 June 2019 at CEA Saclay, France, organised jointly by the French National Institute for Nuclear Science and Technology (INSTN) and the Generation IV International Forum (GIF). The course is for professionals, engineers, researchers and students interested in acquiring a global view of 4th Generation Nuclear Reactors. We encourage experts that are already involved in Gen IV activities to attend as well.

For more information, see leaflet and to enroll, visit the Nuclear Reactor Systems for the Future course website.

Molten Salt Summer Bootcamp

1-3 July 2019, TU Delft, Netherlands

The bootcamp is organized in partnership between the US-DOE funded NuSTEM consortium and EU-funded SAMOFAR research consortium, with the goal of disseminating knowledge about molten salt science and engineering, and expanding the community of researchers in this field. Being a large multi-institution effort, this bootcamp also has the goal of facilitating knowledge exchange among the global community of molten salt researchers. In reaching to a diverse attendance, we hope to form a community of learning and research exchange among the attendance cohort that in the future contributes to knowledge exchange and establishment of global collaborations among molten salt researchers. 

The bootcamp is open to: Graduate students and researchers working or planning to work on molten salt research and technology development.

To learn more download the Molten Salt Summer Bootcamp Flyer.

FJOH 2019 Summer School on Nuclear Reactors

21-30 August 2019

The 25th session of the Frédéric Joliot/Otto Hahn (FJOH) Summer School on “Nuclear Reactors Physics, Fuels, and Systems” will be held in Karlsruhe, from August 21 to 30, 2019. This session is entitled “Innovative Reactors: Matching the Design to Future Deployment and Energy Needs”. It is an advanced post-graduate-level course aimed at junior as well as experienced scientists and engineers engaged in the broad field of nuclear sciences, engineering and technologies. For more information download the FJOH 2019 Flyer.

2019 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp comes to Europe!

19-30 August 2019, Paris, France

Launched in Silicon Valley three years ago, the 2019 Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp is crossing the Atlantic and in association with the French Innovatome Contest

It will take place from 19-30 August 2019 in Paris, France, hosted by the NEA, in collaboration with the French Nuclear Energy Society (SFEN), the University of Wisconsin‑Madison and the Nuclear Innovation Alliance (NIA). The Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp seeks to train students and early‑career professionals in skills essential to accelerating innovation in nuclear energy. The two‑week programme will feature real‑world team projects, expert‑led sessions, and hands‑on activities to equip the participants with an in‑depth understanding of specific issues relating to nuclear innovation. The participants will also learn about venture fundamentals, markets, financing and the product development process. 

Visit the Nuclear Innovation Bootcamp website to learn more and apply.