UAE Receives First IAEA School of Nuclear Energy Management

With the support of the UAE Government, the Khalifa University of Science, Technology and Research (KU) hosted the first GCC ’Regional School of Nuclear Energy Management’ event organized by the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). This event took place from 8-19 January 2012, in Abu Dhabi.

The two-week School initiative provided a unique international educative experience for young professionals in the Gulf region, who have the potential to become future leaders in nuclear energy, whether in the nuclear industry itself, academia or the public.
More than 40 participants from GCC countries - Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the UAE - have obtained essential knowledge regarding all applications of the peaceful use of nuclear technology.
"The generation of professionals who built and led the nuclear power industry for much of the past 50 years is approaching retirement and there are not enough students coming up through the educational system to take their place", IAEA Director General Yukiya Amano highlighted in his broadcasted opening speech to the School’s participants.
The presentations, lectures and group exercises administered by the IAEA and field experts, highlighted the most recent developments in nuclear energy which will help participants develop an international perspective on the many issues related to the peaceful uses of nuclear technology.
The School event was conducted as a part of the IAEA’s effort to support the GCC Member States on strengthening nuclear power infrastructure and planning.