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  1. ENEN Association :European approach to nuclear Education, Training and Knowledge Management Joseph SAFIEH ENEN Association, President

  2. Plan: • General overview • ENEN presentation • Activities and main achievements • Perspectives

  3. General overview

  4. Picture taken from the Generation IV roadmap document – December 2002 The Present Status of Nuclear Energy

  5. 439 nuclear power plants in operation with a total net installed capacity of 372.100 GW(e) 5 nuclear power plants in long term shutdown 44 nuclear power plants under construction Source : IAEA PRIS database

  6. Number of Operating Reactors by Age(as of 6 of January 2009) Source : IAEA PRIS database In 2019, 136 reactors  40 years

  7. NUCLEAR POWER PLANTS UNDER CONSTRUCTION Total includes 2 units in Taiwan (2600 MW) Source : IAEA PRIS database

  8. The Present Status of Nuclear Energy Reactors Building : 44 units; 38,888 MWe 1.6 billion Human Beings have no Electricity Nuclear Electricity : 15% Source wna, october 2007

  9. EUROPE 27 : The Present Status Source : IAEA PRIS database

  10. 2. ENEN presentation

  11. A study conducted by OECD/NEA – July 2000 “Although the number of nuclear scientists and technologists may appear to be sufficient today in some countries, there are indicators that future expertise is at risk.In most countries, there are now fewer comprehensive, high quality nuclear technology programmes at universities than before.The ability of universities to attract top quality students, meet future staffing requirements of the nuclear industry, and conduct leading-edge research is becoming seriously compromised”.

  12. From ENEN project to ENEN Association 5th Framework EC programme, January 2002The “European Nuclear Engineering Network” project: • establishes the basis for conserving nuclear knowledge and expertise • creates a European Higher Education Area for nuclear disciplines • initiates the implementation of the Bologna declaration in the nuclear disciplines(curricula + ECTS)

  13. ENEN Association “The European Higher Education Area” is formalised by creating the European Nuclear Education Network, the “ENEN” Association under the French law of 1901, on 22nd of September 2003 Effective members : Academic Institutions Associated members : Research centres, industry, regulatory bodies

  14. ENEN Members, March 2009 • 50 Universities • 7 Research Centres • 1 Multinational Company located in 17 European Countries • MoU with • North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa • Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Russian Federation • Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan • Japan Atomic Energy Agency, Japan • European Nuclear Society, Brussels, Belgium • IAEA for Asian Network for Education in Nuclear Technology • EC Joint Research Centre (under discussion)

  15. ENEN GENERAL GOALS Towards the Universities • To develop a more harmonised approach for education in the nuclear sciences and engineering in Europe. • To integrate European education and training in nuclear safety and radiation protection • To achieve a better cooperation and sharing of resources and capabilities at the national and international level

  16. ENEN GENERAL GOALS • Towards the End-users • (industries, regulatory bodies, applications) • To create a secure basis of skills and knowledge of value to the EU • To maintain an adequate supply of qualified human resources for design, construction, operation and maintenance of nuclear infrastructures and plants • To maintain the necessary competence and expertise for the continued safe use of nuclear energy and applications of radiation in industry and medicine.

  17. ENEN : Mission and First objectives MISSION: the preservation and further development of expertise in the nuclear fields by higher education and training • Delivera European Master of Science in Nuclear Disciplines • Establish a framework for mutual recognition (ECTS) • To encourage and support PhD studies (link to research) • Foster/strengthen the relationship with research laboratories, industry and regulatory bodies, • Promote exchange of students and teachers • Increase the number of students by providing incentives

  18. General Assembly Board of Governors Day to day work Action 1 Action 2 Action 3 Action 4 ….. Secretary General WG1 WG2 WG3 WG4 ……… Teaching and Academic Affairs Area Knowledge Management Quality Assurance Advanced Courses and Research Area Training and Industrial Projects Area

  19. Overview of ENEN Members > 51 members • 50 Universities • 7 Research Centres • 1 Industry • located in 17 European countries + South Africa, Russia and Japan

  20. HISTORY and DEVELOPMENT • 6th Framework EC programme, Jan. 2004-March 2006The NEPTUNO project with 35 partners continues and expands the Network activities started in FP 5Implemented the establishment of the EMSNE ENEN expanded its activities to training activitiesENEN organised of 4 pilot training coursesENEN expanded its activities to Knowledge Management

  21. 3. Activities in each area and main achievements

  22. Teaching & Academic Affairs Objectives and tasks • Awarding the European Master of Science in Nuclear Education; • Promoting student and faculty exchange by encouraging and supporting the organisation of international exchange courses by ENEN members; • Promoting the harmonisation of nuclear education curricula throughout Europe; • Supporting the organisation of high-quality nuclear related courses by ENEN members; • Awarding the International ENEN Course label, in collaboration with the ENEN QA Committee

  23. Main achievements • Architecture of the European Masters of Science in Nuclear Engineering – EMSNE : • Full Two Years Program –120 ECTS, • At least 60 ECTS must be “purely nuclear”, • 20 ECTS must be obtained from a “foreign” institution, member of ENEN Association • Mandatory (common denominator in basic knowledge of nuclear engineering) and optional courses • Definition of each course’s curriculum - n° of ECTS • Master thesis

  24. Main achievement ENSNE – ENEN Certification • Based on mutual recognition between universities members of ENEN A • Promotes and facilitates mobility of students • Promotes and facilitates mobility of teachers • Definition and assessement of ENEN Exchange courses

  25. International Exchange course Editions 2003 2004 2005 2006 2008

  26. 21 days course September, 3rd Equivalent to : 6 ECTS

  27. International Exchange course

  28. EMSNE Certificates 2006-07 Student receiving the ENEN EMSNE certificate during ENS conference on E &T NESTet Budapest May 4-8, 2008

  29. Advanced Courses & Research Objectives and Tasks: • Ensure the link between ENEN members and research laboratories in the European Community • Identify and disseminate topics for internships, master theses and PhDs • Encourage and support student mobility • Define, design and organise advanced courses for students, PhD candidates and young professionals

  30. IP EUROTRANS Objective Design and feasibility assessment of an industrial prototype Accelerator Driven System (ADS) dedicated to transmutation, together with the definition of a design backup solution, to perform “Nuclear Incineration of Long-lived Radioisotopes” after their partitioning from high level waste streams. Budget 2005-2008 (EC Contribution) Total 23 Mio € Education and Training 1.8 Mio €

  31. Main achievements – Advanced courses • 17 Universities participates to IP EUROTRANS under the ENEN umbrella • ENEN • Represents them at the EUROTRANS Coordination Committee • Provides links between research scientists and doctoral students (13 to 20 PhDs foreseen) • Organises / Facilitates lectures, scientific visits, joint experiments, specialised training courses (10)

  32. Main achievements – Advanced courses • EUROTRANS Internal Training Courses • ITC8 “Impact of new results on the design of the spallation target and the subcritical blanket » Italy 3 – 6th, February 2009 • ITC7 « Impact of new nuclear data on the design of transmutation experiments »France 15 – 18th, December 2008 • • ITC6 “Core design and reactor safety analysis” in Madrid, Spain, 2-5 April 2008 • • ITC5 "Fuel and Structural Reactor Materials" in Pisa, Italy, 26-29 November 2007 • • ITC4 "Particle Accelerator Technology" in Mol, Belgium, 10-11 May 2007 • • ITC3 "ADS thermal-hydraulics: system codes and CFD codes, models and experimental validation" in Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, 21-23 March 2007 • • ITC2 "Nuclear data for transmutation: status, needs and methods“ in Santiago de Compostela, Spain, 7-10 June 2006 • • ITC1 "ADS: objectives, context, concepts, challenges" in Stockholm, Sweden, 5-9 October 2005

  33. Main achievements – Advanced courses

  34. 3rd ENEN PhD event 2009 will be held during The International Youth Conference on Energetics 2009in Bupdapest, Hungary, 4-7 June 2009.

  35. Training & Industrial Projects Objectives and Tasks: • Identify industrial needs for continuous professional development • Organize continuous training courses on subjects of common interest for the affiliated associated members • Maintain and disseminate a database on third cycle advanced courses and continued professional development sessions • Support professional training, mobility of professionals and access to large nuclear infrastructures • Integrate European industrial and national projects

  36. Main achievements – Training courses

  37. ENEN Training Courses

  38. ENEN – EUR Training Course Levelling the Playing ground for New Nuclear Power Plants in Europe Helsinki June 6-10, 2005 To be re-organized by ENEN early 2010

  39. ENEN Training Courses

  40. An introduction to NE training course • January 19 – 30th, 2009 • New introductory course in Nuclear Engineering for young professionals • 7 days courses and conferences • 3 days : experiments on training reactor and simulators

  41. A new training course on Neutronics • From March 16th – 27th, 2009 • A new training course in fundamental neutronics from professionals • From basic introductory nuclear physics to the use of deterministic and probabilistic codes • Exercice sessions on training reactor, PWR simulator and computor codes

  42. Knowledge Management Objectives and Tasks • Identify and monitor deficiencies in scientific knowledge relevant to nuclear technology and safety • Prepare, maintain and implement an action plan by academia in order to preserve valuable scientific knowledge • Ensure efficient use of ICT for dissemination of knowledge, teaching and learning, databases, use of simulators • Publish books, produce CDs and DVDs of interest to ENEN members • Integrate and operate the ENEN web sites and communication systems

  43. NEPTUNO Communication System • Is in full operation since August 2004 • Provides a platform for a common knowledge base for nuclear fission • Merges classical database driven information systems with role-based research and education functionalities to a common knowledge system • Provides information on courses, scholarship /fellowship,PhD topics, Post docs, Master thesis & Internships, Job opportunities • http://www.neptuno-cs.de/

  44. ENEN Publications • First text book published under ENEN logo, deliverable under ENEN II project • 18 chapters, 670 pages including exercises and solutions • mainly intended for students, young professionals and researchers

  45. Quality Assurance Objectives and Tasks • Develop and implement QA processes to be applied in the design and delivery of education and training courses by the ENEN members • Collect information and harmonise rules for selection, training and certification of teachers • Evaluate and monitor the quality of current and newly proposed members of the ENEN Association • Evaluate courses and award the International ENEN Course label, in collaboration with the ENEN Teaching and Academic Affairs Committee

  46. Consolidation of European Nuclear Education, Training and Knowledge Management CENETNOM Securing European Radiological Protection and Radioecology Competence to meet the Future Needs of Stakeholders EURAC-II Programme for Education, Training and Research on Underground Storage PETRUS Consolidation of European Nuclear Education, Training and Knowledge Management ENEN-II ENEN-II project Oct. 2006 – March 2009

  47. ENEN-II WP2 - Reference Curricula • Radiological Protection- Radiochemistry- Radioecology

  48. ENEN-II WP2 - Reference Curricula - Radioactive Waste- Geological Disposal

  49. ENEN Association European & International relations • Participates to the different activities of the IAEA concerning T & KM • MoU established with universities and research centre outside Europe : NWU in South Africa, Russia (MEPhI), Japan TokyoTech and JAEA • MoU under discussion with EC JRC • Founder member of World Nuclear University • Exchanges with other E & T Networks, PA to be signed with IAEA for the Asian Network ANENT • Is represented in the 3rd WG of the European Nuclear Energy Forum • Is represented in “The Sustainable Nuclear Energy Technology Platform” (SNE-TP), Board, Executive Committee and co-chair of 3rd WG ETKM (Education, Training and Knowledge Management)

  50. OECD Steering Committee for Nuclear Energy statement Oct. 18th, 2007 • Governments should regularly carry out assessments of both requirements for, and availability of, qualified human resources to match identified needs. • Governments, academia, industry and research organisations should collaborate both nationally and internationally to enhance nuclear education and availability of nuclear expertise, including financial support to universities and scholarships to students • Governments, whether or not they choose to utilise nuclear power, should also encourage large, high-profile, international R&D programmes which attract students and young professionals to become the nuclear experts required for the future.