Safeguards course in the framework of BNEN (Belgian Nuclear higher Education network)

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In the framework of BNEN, the Belgian Nuclear Higher Education Network, elective and/or advanced courses are offered to the students additional to the standard curriculum. This master after master is open for students that hold a university degree in engineering or equivalent. In December 2008 an advanced course was given at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre SCK•CEN to BNEN students, complemented with professionals from the European Institute of Reference Materials and Methods in Geel and SCK•CEN in Mol, Belgium. The advanced course dealt with safeguards (nuclear materials control), and covered all important areas of safeguards ranging from basic nuclear theory over nuclear measurement techniques for nuclear material control to (inter)national legislation on non-proliferation. The course was developed in the framework of the ESARDA Working Group on Training and Knowledge Management. ESARDA is the European SAfeguards Research and Development Association. A similar course was given in March 2009, but focused on a public of social scientists with no particular technical/engineering background. This course had a broader reference to radiation protection, while dealing with nuclear physics on a more elementary level.


Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationETRAP 2009 Transactions
Place of PublicationBrussels, Belgium
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2009
Event4th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 8 Nov 200911 Nov 2009


Conference4th International Conference on Education and Training in Radiological Protection


  • Training, safeguards, radiation protection, security

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