On November 8-12, 2021, the Moscow Branch of Rosatom Technical Academy hosted the First Joint Russia-IAEA INPRO School (hereinafter referred to as the INPRO School) in an online format.
The IAEA is actively cooperating with countries embarking on or expanding their national nuclear power programmes. Concerns over energy resource availability, climate change and energy security suggest an important role for nuclear power in supplying energy in the 21st century. The analyses resulting from INPRO (the International Project on Innovative Nuclear Reactors and Fuel Cycles) studies provide a basis to evaluate and compare different nuclear energy systems and nuclear energy scenarios and to develop roadmaps to strategically plan how to move towards enhanced nuclear energy sustainability.
INPRO is a membership-based project that supports its members on their long-term planning and collaboration on innovations in reactors, fuel cycles and institutional approaches that will promote the sustainable development of nuclear energy.
The purpose of the INPRO School is to support capacity building and national human resource development in the nuclear energy sector.
43 participants from 14 countries were selected to participate in the school. As a result of the training, the participants got acquainted with the INPRO tools, concepts and methodology for nuclear energy system sustainability assessment in various sectors such as economy, infrastructure, radioactive waste management, environment protection, proliferation resistance, reactors and fuel cycle safety.