The Birmingham Centre for Nuclear Education and Research has strong active international links with industry, which directly steers the development of our teaching programmes. This collaborative environment enables us to align our research and teaching with real issues. The student experience is significantly enhanced from this exposure, resulting in high levels of recruitment opportunities for our graduates.
The University has a long history of working with the nuclear industry either through research or education and training. As the UK moves towards the construction of new nuclear power plant the need for collaboration and cooperation increases. This builds on the important work that the University has already done in the realm of life extension of the current generation of nuclear power plant. The development of nuclear energy will involve many new companies coming to the UK from Japan and China. The Centre has developed collaboration with Hitachi-GE as part of the programme to deliver the Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) to the UK. Similarly, the Centre has developed a relationship with the Chinese nuclear power company CGN. These form the basis for performing collaborative research, training and education.