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Nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation

Funded under: FP7-EURATOM


This compact course is open to masters degree students (nuclear engineering, physics, chemistry, law, business, international relations etc.) Its primary aim is to complement engineering studies by including nuclear safeguards and non-proliferation in the academic curriculum. For this reason, the course has been attributed 3ECTS (European Credit Transfer System) points in the past. The course also serves the exposure of other students and professionals to this theme of continuing international attention. The course addresses aspects of the efforts to create a global nuclear non-proliferation system and how this system works in practice, including the Treaty on Non-proliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT), safeguards systems and technology, and export control. Also regional settings, such as Euratom Treaty, are presented and discussed. The course deals in particular with technical aspects and application of safeguards; i.e. how to implement the safeguards principles and methodology within the different nuclear facilities. The course is complemented with exercises, lab visits and topical lectures on actual issues, the latter not included in this syllabus and not part of the formal examination.

Additional information

Authors: JANSSENS-MAENHOUT G (Editor), European Commission, Joint Research Centre, Institute for Energy, Petten (NL)
Bibliographic Reference: Luxembourg, Office for Official Publications of the European Communities, 2009. 300 pp., free of charge
Availability: (Catalogue Number: LB-30-08-665-EN-C)
ISBN: ISBN: 978-92-79-09741-6
Record Number: 200910467 / Last updated on: 2009-10-12
Original language: en
Available languages: en