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First Ever Masters Program In Nuclear Security Launched via RTT News

The first-ever Masters Program in Nuclear Security was launched at a ceremony at the Reactor Institute of the Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands on Thursday.

The Masters Program marks the growing importance of security on the global nuclear agenda, the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said in a press release.

Five other European universities are also taking part in the program. They are: the University of Oslo, the Technical University of Vienna, the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences, the Democritus University of Thrace in Greece, and the University of Manchester Dalton Nuclear Institute.

Ten students are currently enrolled in the program, under which they will spend time or attend lectures at the participating universities in the next 20 months.

The syllabus is based on the 12 modules defined in the IAEA’s Educational Program in Nuclear Security, which is a publication under the IAEA Nuclear Security Series.

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  1. yukimiyamotodepaul says

    I am quite alarmed by this news for the following reasons: the IAEA works in the colonialist framework, allowing certain countries to have nuclear weaponry without any serious examination, while disapproving others, if not closely inspecting them by intruding their sovereignty. It is quite ironic that the IAEA on the one hand contributing to nuclear capabilities around the world by monopolizing and “granting” nuclear technology, and on the other hand it is tightening its security by monitoring them. But most importantly, what is increasing is not only a risk of proliferation, but the immediate risk for the people–workers at the facility and residents in the neighborhood–to be exposed to radiation.

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