- Publication date
- 1 January 2015
- Joint Research Centre
The main objective of this study is to give an overview of new initiatives and best practices developed during the last few years on the national level. As the development of nuclear E&T is primarily defined by the policies and national regulations for the nuclear sector, and only secondarily - through the general policies that apply to the high education (HE) and vocational education and training (VET) systems, main attention is given to the educational activities specific for the nuclear field.
This report firstly focuses on the organisation of nuclear E&T in selected countries, investigating different types of institutions, programmes, qualifications, funding mechanisms and partnerships among academia, industry, labour market and social partners. Then the attention is given to the current status and further development of tools and instruments, that support the assessment, achievement and demonstration of personal and corporate competences in the nuclear sector.
Finally there is a review of current trends in nuclear E&T and recommendations to maintain and develop the skills, competences and knowledge in nuclear and radiation safety in the EU. The data on which this study is based is taken from desk research and interviews with several experts.