Keywords: nuclear education, nuclear knowledge management, Czech Republic, Czech Nuclear Education System, CENEN, Nuclear Research Institute Rez, water water energy reactors, WWER, nuclear reactors, nuclear energy, nuclear power, training reactor, nuclear power plants, NPP, nuclear R&, amp, D, research and development
Nuclear education and knowledge management in the Czech Republic
As a nuclear energy user, the Czech Republic needs a number of nuclear specialists for the operation of Nuclear Power Plants (NPPs) and the Research and Development (R&D) of new nuclear devices. They are educated in few technical universities and the educational institutions of industrial companies. A main role is played in nuclear education by the Faculty of Nuclear Sciences and Physical Engineering of the Czech Technical University (CTU) in Prague, which operates the VR-1 training reactor. The Czech Nuclear Education Network (CENEN) was established for better cooperation, preservation and further development of higher nuclear education and expertise.