Podcast: World Nuclear University turns 20

01 September 2023

World Nuclear University director Isis Leslie talks about its work and plans for the future as it marks 20 years since being founded. Plus Niger and Vogtle feature in the news review. 


It was in 2003 that World Nuclear University (WNU) was founded by World Nuclear Association, the International Atomic Energy Agency, World Association of Nuclear Operators and the OECD Nuclear Energy Agency, with a mission to provide comprehensive leadership, communications and technical training to support the next generation of nuclear leaders.

As it marks its 20th birthday, WNU director Leslie talks about how it goes about fulfilling those goals and explains what the Summer Institute, and the rest of its wide range of events, involve. She also outlines some of the new initiatives in the pipeline. We also hear first-hand what the WNU experience is like from Estiner Katengeza, one of the fellows at this year's Summer Institute, which was held in Japan.

In the World Nuclear News round-up host Alex Hunt is joined by Claire Maden who reports on developments in Niger and considers the impact on the uranium sector, Warwick Pipe reports on the start of the discharge of treated water from Fukushima and there is also a report on the good news out of the USA from Vogtle.

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