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Viewpoint: Leadership during the pandemic

Viewpoint: Leadership during the pandemic

Effective leadership has always been the key differentiator between marginal and exceptional performance. Now more than ever, those in management roles from first line to senior managers across every key function at nuclear plants and facilities worldwide, need to provide strong, inspirational leadership and a clear direction for their workforce, writes Ingemar Engkvist, CEO of the World Association of Nuclear Operators.

Perspectives 23 November 2020


Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

Rosatom Tech extends role as IAEA Collaborating Centre

The International Atomic Energy Agency has announced that Rosatom Technical Academy has become the first IAEA Collaborating Centre to extend its work with the Vienna-based agency into three different programmatic areas: nuclear sciences and applications, nuclear security and nuclear energy.

Regulation & Safety 22 October 2020


IAEA endorses Hungarian university programme

IAEA endorses Hungarian university programme

Budapest University of Technology and Economics has become the seventh university in the world to offer a programme as part of the International Nuclear Management Academy, which is endorsed by the International Atomic Energy Agency. During a webinar hosted by the IAEA last week, Professor Attila Aszódi, BME programme executive, described the importance of this achievement.

Regulation & Safety 19 October 2020


EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

EDF sees progress in plan to reinvigorate French industry

France's EDF has issued an initial progress report on the status of its excell plan, saying commitments made under the plan have now been met or are close to being so. The plan aims to enhance the French nuclear industry's manufacturing quality, boost skills and tighten governance of major nuclear projects.

Corporate 16 October 2020


Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

Report studies socioeconomic impacts of plant closures

The socioeconomic impacts of nuclear power plant closures are swift, severe and lasting, and the effects are felt more deeply in rural communities where most plants are located, a new report from the Nuclear Decommissioning Collaborative has found.

Corporate 15 October 2020


Foratom calls for action to avoid skills shortage

Foratom calls for action to avoid skills shortage

Education and training policy in the European Union must do more to ensure there is a sufficient number of people with the right skills in the nuclear field, according to a new position paper issued by Foratom. The European nuclear trade body suggests a number of actions that the industry and policymakers can take to avoid a skills shortage in the nuclear sector.

New Nuclear 29 September 2020


Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

Rosatom explains the 'multiplier effect' of new nuclear

The development of a national nuclear industry facilitates a country's economic growth while at the same time keeping in harmony with low-carbon and sustainable development, Yaroslav Mozdakov, director for communications and international affairs at Rusatom Energy International, said last week during a webinar hosted by the Expert Group on Resource Management of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. REIN is a subsidiary of Russian state nuclear corporation Rosatom.

Corporate 28 September 2020


A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

A sustainable future has diversity at its heart

World Nuclear Association Director General Agneta Rising said today that the changes needed to transition to a more sustainable future will not happen without the participation of a diverse workforce, and the greater inclusion of women. Speaking to participants in a side event to the International Atomic Energy Agency's 64th General Conference, Rising said the energy sector remains one of the most gender-imbalanced, and that the nuclear sector was no exception.

Nuclear Policies 24 September 2020


Project launched to digitally clone all French reactors

Project launched to digitally clone all French reactors

Digital twins of every unit in France's fleet of nuclear power reactors are to be developed under a four-year project involving partners from academia and industry. These cloned reactors will serve as a training simulator for the new generation of operators and a simulation environment for engineering studies.

New Nuclear 23 September 2020


IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

IAEA fellowship aims to bridge gender gap in the nuclear

The International Atomic Energy Agency is accepting applications for its Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme. The programme, launched in March, aims to encourage young women to pursue a career in nuclear science and technology, nuclear safety and security, or non-proliferation.

New Nuclear 17 September 2020