Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework
“Nanocenter” training in the method of pulsed laser deposition at National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia. Photo: MEPhI.

The NEA launched the Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework in partnership with its member countries to help address important gaps in nuclear skills capacity building, knowledge transfer and technical innovation in an international context. The NEST Framework is developed as an NEA joint undertaking gathering private and public organisations from interested countries (not-necessarily NEA member countries).

It entered into force on the 15 February 2019. The goal of NEST is to:

  • energise advanced students to pursue careers in the nuclear field by proposing a multinational framework among interested countries to maintain and build skills capabilities;
  • establishing international links between universities, academia, research institutes and industry;
  • attracting scientists and technologists from other disciplines to examine nuclear technology issues and involving such actors in the resolution of real-world problems.


NEST added-value and benefits

The main added-values and benefits of NEST are:

  • fast track to leadership 
  • gain multidisciplinary skills and competencies through hands-on training
  • access to state-of-the-art facilities
  • develop a network through multinational co-operation
  • participation in challenging and innovative activities

How NEST works

Each NEST project will be facilitated by a lead organisation which will work with participating organisations in countries taking part in the NEST project to carry out related research tasks. The lead organisation provides the professional research guidance for the project while the participating organisations will conduct the research tasks that will be carried out by the NEST Fellows.

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For more information, please contact:

Dr Antonella Di Trapani
Head of the NEST Secretariat