Nuclear educational networks have demonstrated their value to support Member States in establishing, running and maintaining nuclear education programmes that are sustainable and aligned with the actual needs and priorities of the sector. Through co-operation among universities, training organizations and industry, national and international networks have enabled the retention, expansion and enhancement of nuclear educational programmes. This publication provides the background, context and drivers for developing and promoting collaboration in nuclear educational, capturing best practices and mechanisms that can aid the establishment and operation of networks. It showcases the experience and achievements of existing networks, providing practical examples of their benefits, outcomes and lessons learned. The publication will be useful to institutions seeking to develop or improve their nuclear education programmes by embarking on collaborative efforts.
The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) is the world's center of cooperation in the nuclear field. It was set up as the world's "Atom's for Peace" organization in 1957 within the United Nations family. The Agency works with its Member States and multiple partners worldwide to promote safe, secure and peaceful nuclear technologies.