Scientists able to gain hands-on experience though INI

INI Fellows partake in training at the Research Centre REZ, Husinec-?ež, Czech Republic
INI Fellows partake in training at the Research Centre REZ, Husinec-?ež, Czech Republic | Courtesy of the CNCC
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) detailed the operations of the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI) on Friday.

The program is a joint initiative between the United States and the Czech Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center (CNCC) and the University of Massachusetts and Lowell (UML). It is a four-week program that allows international nuclear engineers to gain information on sustainable nuclear power practices.

“INI was designed with a special focus on combining classroom learning with practical experience," INI Director from the CNCC Radek Škoda said. “Fellows had the opportunity to learn from leading experts from industry, research and technology organizations and universities, introducing them to physical facilities and activities.”

Engineers represented 13 countries and were able to experience work at nuclear installations that are located within both the Czech Republic and the United States. The program receives support from the IAEA's Peaceful Uses Initiatives and the program will continue on an annual basis, according to the IAEA. Because of its international nature, participants learned about measures of non-proliferation and were able to experience a variety of technologies within the nuclear field.

“INI will help in the creation of an informed workforce capable of contributing to the long-term sustainability of nuclear power programs by engaging young professionals early and providing them with unique practical experience and knowledge from either side of the Atlantic,” IAEA Technical Head of Management and Human Resources Brian Molloy said.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) detailed the operations of the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI) on Friday.

The program is a joint initiative between the United States and the Czech Civil Nuclear Cooperation Center (CNCC) and the University of Massachusetts and Lowell (UML). It is a four-week program that allows international nuclear engineers to gain information on sustainable nuclear power practices.

“INI was designed with a special focus on combining classroom learning with practical experience," INI Director from the CNCC Radek Škoda said. “Fellows had the opportunity to learn from leading experts from industry, research and technology organizations and universities, introducing them to physical facilities and activities.”

Engineers represented 13 countries and were able to experience work at nuclear installations that are located within both the Czech Republic and the United States. The program receives support from the IAEA's Peaceful Uses Initiatives and the program will continue on an annual basis, according to the IAEA. Because of its international nature, participants learned about measures of non-proliferation and were able to experience a variety of technologies within the nuclear field.

“INI will help in the creation of an informed workforce capable of contributing to the long-term sustainability of nuclear power programs by engaging young professionals early and providing them with unique practical experience and knowledge from either side of the Atlantic,” IAEA Technical Head of Management and Human Resources Brian Molloy said.

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