The United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s (USNRC’s) International Regulatory Development Partnership (IRDP) supported the Intercontinental Nuclear Institute (INI) at the University of Massachusetts, Lowell. The INI is a four-week training session developed in cooperation with the Czech Technical University in Prague and the University of Massachusetts Lowell and is supported by the International Atomic Energy Agency. The INI is organized to promote long-term sustainability of nuclear power programs and infrastructure through capacity building, global dialogue and technical engagement in the field of nuclear science and technology and nuclear power reactor technology.
Mr. Stewart Magruder, from NRC’s contractor, Advanced Systems Technology and Management, Inc. (AdSTM), provided lectures on the USNRC’s current programs and activities, including the wide array of activities that support the NRC's mission, as well as broader U.S. Government's initiatives to ensure the safe and secure use of nuclear materials. The 24 INI fellows participating this year included early-career professionals from Europe, Africa, Central America, and Southeast Asia. Six of the fellows work for the nuclear regulatory authority in their country.