University of Manchester to offer IAEA-endorsed program

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) announced on Thursday that the University of Manchester in the United Kingdom will be offering a new master's program in nuclear management beginning in September.

The program is the first of its kind to receive an endorsement from the international agency. It will focus on managerial aspects within nuclear technology, and it lines up with the IAEA's requirements for its newly launched International Nuclear Management Academy (INMA) framework.

“There was general recognition that nuclear managers have to acquire management competencies to ensure the peaceful and safe use of nuclear technology,” John de Grosbois, head of the IAEA’s Nuclear Knowledge Management Section, said. “After all, INMA master’s degree graduates will be managers with responsibility for nuclear safety and working in nuclear power plants, regulatory bodies, vendor organizations, or R&D institutes.”
  
The IAEA met with several representatives from universities this week to present the framework of INMA.

To be considered for an INMA endorsement,  a program must include managerial areas defined by the framework and pass a peer review.
  


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