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The IAEA Nuclear Energy Management School

Nuclear Energy Management School 2013

The Nuclear Power Institute (NPI) at Texas A&M University (TAMU) jointly with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is offering a three-week Nuclear Energy Management School (NEMS) for young professionals working in nuclear energy and related fields.

The purpose of this School is to provide a unique international educational experience aimed at building future leadership to manage and support nuclear energy programs and projects in nuclear energy field. It targets professionals with managerial potential who show promise as future leaders in the nuclear industry, academia, government agencies and public sector entities in their country. The School allows sharing and transfer of knowledge from internationally recognized experts in a wide range of activities critical to a sustainable nuclear energy program.

A special feature of NEMS is a trip to Atlanta, Georgia to meet with representatives of the Institute for Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and the World Association of Nuclear Operators (WANO) and visit the nuclear power plant construction site of Plant Vogtle Units 3 and 4 in Waynesboro, Georgia. The trip is optional - subject of availability of resources and can be covered by participants on individual basis.

Guest lecturers will be representatives from the international nuclear community including experts from North American nuclear industry, the regulatory community, IAEA and Texas A&M University who will share their experiences in the management and operation of nuclear power plants in a post Fukushima era.

This is an opportunity for future nuclear leaders to build networks with nuclear established communities and with peers from other countries.

The School will consist of a series of keynote presentations and discussions on topics relevant to managing nuclear energy programs, case studies, practical sessions, group projects and visits to nuclear facilities. At the end of the school, all participants are expected to pass a final exam to receive a School certificate. The School will be conducted in English.

The following topics will be covered:

Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant

  • World Energy Balance and Geopolitics
  • Energy Planning, Energy Economics and Nuclear Power Economics and Finance
  • Nuclear Industry from Planning to Decommissioning
  • Nuclear Safety and Security
  • Nuclear Law, International Conventions and Relevant Mechanisms
  • Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime, Safeguards and Related International Arrangements
  • Human Resources Development and Knowledge Management
  • Leadership and Management in the Nuclear Industry
  • Networking and Stakeholders
  • Outreach to Communities, Schools and Students


A. Bychkov (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
K. L. Peddicord (NPI, College Station, Texas USA)
K. Richards (STP, Bay City, Texas USA?)

Scientific Committee and Organizers:
P. Barretto (NPI, College Station, Texas USA)
T. Davis (NPI, College Station, Texas USA)
T. Karseka (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)
Y. Yanev (IAEA, Vienna, Austria)

For additional information about the Nuclear Energy Management School, contact:
for logistics, arrival and local arrangements:
Ann C. Wallingford
Nuclear Power Institute
304 Zachry Engineering Center
3475 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3475
+1 979 845 5802

For the IAEA support and official nomination process:
Tatiana Karseka
Department of Nuclear Energy
Tel.: +43(1)2600-22790
Mob.: +43 699 165-22790

Click here to download the school flyer: tri-fold or one-page (2-sided).

HOTEL INFORMATION La Quinta Inn and Suites 607 Texas Ave College Station, TX 77840 Phone: +011-979-696-7777.

Transportation information to College Station

Driving directions from Houston (IAH) to Zachry and Houston (IAH) to La Quinta

Driving directions from Austin-Bergstrom International Airport to College Station

Zachry to La Quinta map and directions once in Zachry

University Drive map with restaurants and hotels

Date: Monday, March 18, 2013 - Friday, April 05, 2013