Education and Training in Nuclear Decommissioning

University of Birmingham Business School
Thursday 16 April (09:00) - Friday 17 April 2015 (14:00)

Seminar organised jointly by the European Commission Joint Research Centre and the University of Birmingham

A distinguished array of European and International representatives from the nuclear industry and government agencies come together to talk about the challenges of education and skills for future nuclear decommissioning.


The need to recruit and maintain qualified personnel is a known concern in the nuclear sector with the issue particularly acute for nuclear decommissioning. A clear global positioning of the European Union in this area will be beneficial, will stimulate export and will promote high safety standards.

The University of Birmingham, in association with the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre are holding a joint seminar to address the following questions in relation to education and training in nuclear decommissioning:

  • What are the required competences?
  • What are the education and training opportunities?
  • How can we stimulate interest and future talent?

Programme Day 1 (Thursday 16th April 2015):

8:00 -  9:00          Registration

9:00 - 10:00         Welcome and setting the scene of the seminar

10:00 - 10:30       Coffee break

10:30 - 12:00        Session 1a: Identifying the needs for E&T in nuclear decommissioning
The session aims to explain the developments of Nuclear Decommissioning in the EU and the future requirements for skilled and experienced staff in this area.

12:00 - 13:30        Lunch       

13:30 - 14:45        Session 1b: Career development in Nuclear Decommissioning
This session includes a panel discussion with input of the participants and will explore the factors and ways that can enhance motivation for a career in Nuclear Decommissioning.         

14:45 - 15:15      Coffee break

15:15 - 16:30       Session 2a: Training Opportunities in Nuclear decommissioning
The session will give a view on existing professional training programmes and a vision on future developments with possible areas for collaboration.                      

17:30 - 19:00        Tour of Birmingham University campus

19:00 -                   Cocktail, dinner, social activity


Programme Day 2 (Friday 17th April 2015):

09:00 - 10:30      Session 2b: Education and Research Opportunities in Nuclear Decommissioning
The session will explain the vision of some European Universities on the implementation of Education and Research programmes in decommissioning and will clarify on the way joint initiatives can be supported by the European Commission.

10:30 - 11:00      Coffee break

11:00 - 12:30       Session 3: Promotion of E&T in nuclear decommissioning     
This session and the panel discussion will allow to share the experiences of young professionals on how education and training could be better promoted in light of the current perception realting to the future of the nuclear sector across Europe.                   

12:30 - 13:00       Closing of the seminar

13:00 - 14:00       Lunch before departure

Download the full programme (pdf 4.3 MB).



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Registration fee 

(incl. seminar participation, lunches, dinner and coffees)
Standard Registration: £80.00
Student Registration: £15.00


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