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Nuclear Energy Management School was held in St. Petersburg within the framework of IAEA technical cooperation programme

Nuclear Energy Management School was held in St. Petersburg within the framework of IAEA technical cooperation programme

From 3 to 14 September within the framework of the Technical Cooperation Programme with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) the Russia-IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School for Young Professionals was held on the site of Rosatom Technical Academy branch in St. Petersburg. The aim of the School is education and training of young nuclear specialists, potential future leaders and heads of nuclear organizations in the IAEA Member States in accordance with the international educational programme for the transfer of knowledge accumulated by the Agency about nuclear power programmes. More than 20 young specialists from Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Hungary, Vietnam, Egypt, Indonesia, Jordan, Cambodia, Nigeria, Slovakia and Turkey participated in the School.

Leading experts from the IAEA, the State Corporation Rosatom and other organizations of the nuclear sector have given their lectures within the School. Among the topics addressed were such as nuclear safety and security, safeguards, education and training of nuclear specialists, the competency building and knowledge management across the nuclear lifecycle, leadership and management in a nuclear enterprise, construction and operation of nuclear power plants, information security, as well as the practical group work on the topic “Leadership Development for Safety Culture” with the subsequent presentation on the results of the work in groups.

The School programme included technical tours to the Leningrad NPP-2, with a visit to a full scope simulator of control room, and Emergency Response Center of the Rosatom (ERC ROSATOM).