WNU-THU Week 2022 - China
WNU Short Course on "The World Nuclear Industry Today"
11-15 July, 2022 (tentative)
The short course on “the world nuclear industry today” is a training programme co-hosted by the World
Nuclear University (WNU) and the Institute of Nuclear and New Energy Technology (INET) of Tsinghua
The course is designed to enhance the knowledge of attendees about the status of nuclear energy and
technology in the world today and its likely development. The course also aims to inspire attendees to
further their career in this exciting and expanding field. For the participants, the expected outcomes of the
short courses are:
Improved knowledge and understanding about the role of nuclear science and technology in the world today;
Recognition of how local skills and experience fit into the global nuclear picture;
Inspiration to develop an expansive vision of where the industry can go in the future;
Networking with nuclear professionals in their countries and with international experts.
Target participants include university students from science and engineering departments as well as legal, social and economic fields concerned with nuclear, environmental, energy and communication matters.
Leading world experts will present overviews of a full range of nuclear-related topics in an accessible way.
Local experts present national capabilities in the nuclear area. Lecturers are encouraged to focus on key
points and draw out relevant issues for further discussion.
The course encompasses a range of up-to-date topics with the aim of offering essential knowledge, a global perspective and an exciting vision of the future. The curriculum typically covers energy demand and supply, nuclear related technologies, safety, nuclear project management and effective communication. A list of the potential topics is presented as follows.
The future of nuclear energy globally
Nuclear and the sustainable development foals
Energy supply and nuclear energy in China: current status and prospect
Basic economics and nuclear project structuring
Understanding the key aspects of nuclear energy development
The role for nuclear outside energy production
Nuclear communications and advocacy
Effective nuclear risk communications
International system for radioprotection, safety, security and safeguards
Recent development of nuclear science and technology
Digital transformation of nuclear energy system
SMR's position in China's energy development strategy
Nuclear technology R&D in China
HPR1000 project progress
Advanced reactor technologies in China: Generation IV reactors and HTR-PM
Nuclear waste management
Recent global developments in nuclear technologies, including SMRs, GenIV and non-power
Developments in fusion technologies
International opportunities in the nuclear workforce
WNU is a global network committed to enhancing international education and leadership in the peaceful
uses of nuclear energy and the applications of nuclear science and technology. The WNU founding
supporters are the IAEA, OECD/NEA, WANO and World Nuclear Association.
INET is a top research institute featuring interdisciplinary and comprehensive high-tech in the field of
nuclear and new energy in China. It offers a well-organized graduate education system with
multi-disciplinary and multi-directional features, covering reactor operation, reactor physics, reactor
structure design, reactor control, radiation safety and protection, nuclear fuel cycle, advanced nuclear fuels, nuclear technology application, nuclear waste treatment, new energy technology, energy management and
environment evaluation. The discipline “Nuclear Science and Technology” ranks first in the national
evaluations. At present, INET can offer 6 doctoral degree programs, 9 master’s degree programs, and 1
mobile center for post-doctoral research. From 1982 to 2021, around 1,700 masters and 600 doctoral
students graduated from INET.
Should you have any questions or would apply for attendance, please send us an email at