World Nuclear University Summer Institute

15 June — 20 July 2020

Supported by Nia Supported by NIA


Organiser: World Nuclear University


The WNU Summer Institute is an intensive 270 hours leadership development programme held annually in different locations. This year, it will be held in Kobe, Fukushima, and Fukui, Japan. It offers dynamic lectures, invited leaders’ presentations, field trips to nuclear and industrial facilities, social events and team projects led by some of the world’s foremost authorities.  These cover the global energy setting and sustainable development, technology innovations, international safety regime, economics and project structuring.

Each WNU Summer Institute involves some 70 participants, called Fellows, selected as promising nuclear professionals who have demonstrated strong leadership potential. WNU Fellows become part of an expanding global network of future leaders in the nuclear profession. Since the Summer Institute’s inception in 2005, a total of some 1214 Fellows from 85 countries have successfully completed the WNU Summer Institute.

The WNU Summer Institute aims to:

  • Provide a global picture on the full spectrum of issues surrounding nuclear energy and to develop skills in leadership, communication, planning, and organisation.
  • Offer quality education and nuclear training from the world’s foremost experts and leaders in nuclear science, engineering, and business. This is enhanced by practical workshops, interactive platforms and visits to nuclear facilities.

Registration Deadline: 14 February 2020