International training courses and student mobility
International training courses
To meet international demands, the INSTN offers courses taught in English. These include, in particular:
- The introduction and delivery of Master’s degree programmes jointly with universities and France’s prestigious Grandes Ecoles.
- The organisation of one or two-week continuing education courses taught in English on general subjects such as the basic principles of nuclear reactors, the operation and safety of PWRs, the nuclear fuel cycle, radiation protection, or more specific training courses on subjects like neutron physics in PWRs, or materials characterisation.
- The annual organisation of the International School in Nuclear Engineering based on six one-week specialised courses for PhD students, researchers or engineers working in research and development.
- The design and organisation of courses tailored to an individual set of specifications which define requirements. These courses can last from a few days to several weeks.
As such, in 2010, the INSTN designed and delivered a twelve-week “Train the trainers course in Nuclear Engineering” for Polish researchers and professors.
In 2015, EDF, AREVA, the I2EN and the INSTN jointly organised a six-week “Summer training programme” for 24 Saudi students from KAU (King Abdulaziz University). As part of this, the INSTN designed and ran the first three weeks of the training course.
- Holding specialised workshops, generally over one-week, similar to summer schools on CEA-related research topics.
International student mobility
Students studying at the INSTN are encouraged and supported to be internationally mobile, i.e. through stays at university laboratories or nuclear research centres to undertake their end-of-study project. They can go to various locations, including MIT, TokyoTech, the Ecole Polytechnique de Montréal, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Manchester and the Japan Atomic Energy Agency, etc.