NEA survey: Status of education, training and outreach in member countries
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This survey has been developed under the auspices of the NEA Global Forum on Nuclear Education, Science, Technology and Policy by its Working Group 2: Future of nuclear engineering education.

The NEA Global Forum recognises the important role nuclear education plays in shaping the nuclear energy workforce and ensuring the viability of nuclear energy in the global energy system. With this in mind, the Council of Advisors of the Global Forum is refining methods to attract more students to nuclear engineering and build the necessary talent pipeline from academia to industry. Central to these considerations is answering the question 'how to make nuclear education programmes more sustainable?'

The Working Group 2: Future of nuclear engineering education has been tasked explore this question and to propose concrete actions, to collect information about best practices, to make recommendations, as well as to develop online tools, training courses, and educational materials that could benefit the entire nuclear community.

Objectives

With this survey, the Working Group, as a first step, aims to fulfill two main objectives: understanding the current status and challenges of nuclear education in different countries, as well as identifying current educational resources and training courses.

The Working Group aims to build knowledge and understanding of the current issues in the nuclear education sector and to foster discussion with different stakeholders in order to develop strategies and actions to address these challenges.

The responses regarding educational resources will be used to develop a resource page and posted publicly on the NEA website (without any information about the author of the resource), bringing together a variety of materials to help educators and young people to create a better awareness of nuclear energy and, in turn, attract more students.

It will also allow to understand what skills and competences the next generation needs and what training courses could be developed by the NEA.

Target respondents

Educators and students from NEA member and and non-member countries

Instructions

Survey respondents are kindly invited to:

  • Answer all the questions in the survey, including open ones, if possible;
  • Make references to examples as often as possible;
  • Provide sources including links when relevan;
  • Provide contact details for follow-up in case clarifications are needed.

All respondents will be acknowledged in any resulting OECD NEA documents and reports.

Before starting, please note that the questionnaire is divided into four sections. Any part you cannot provide an answer to can be skipped. It should not take more than 15 minutes to complete the entire survey.

Please send any questions or comments to globalforum@oecd-nea.org.

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This survey will be processed using Microsoft Forms. We are collecting personal data from this survey, such as your contact information and opinions, to understand how to make nuclear education programmes more sustainable. Your personal data collected as part of this exercise will be protected consistent with the OECD Data Protection Rules (https://www.oecd.org/general/data-protection.htm). Only relevant OECD staff will have access to the information. Under the Rules, individuals have rights to access and rectify their personal data, as well as to object to its processing, and request erasure in certain circumstances. To exercise these rights in connection with the consultation please contact globalforum@oecd-nea.org. If you have further queries or complaints related to the processing of your personal data, please contact the Data Protection Officer (dpo@oecd.org). If you need further assistance in resolving claims related to personal data protection you can contact the Data Protection Commissioner (dpc@oecd.org).
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