This is an evening lecture - open to all, but registration is required.
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Refreshments will be served from 18:00
Sponsors: University of Bristol, South West Nuclear Hub, The Nuclear Institute
Starting with a brief overview of the work of the OECD's Nuclear Energy Agency and its Data Bank, the talk will examine issues of Nuclear Education and Skills.
It is certain that whatever the nuclear power policy among NEA countries, there is a need to preserve scientific and engineering expertise in the nuclear field in order to contribute to policy-making, safety, medical, and industrial activities. In this respect, there has been a growing concern among countries considering the declining student enrolment in nuclear science and engineering programmes, as well as the fact that the pioneering generations in the field are approaching retirement or are no longer active, putting future expertise at risk.
The NEA Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework was initiated with the ambition of reinforcing the high level technical expertise needed to support continued safe and efficient use of nuclear technologies. This talk will discuss NEST activities and what it means for the Nuclear Industry.
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