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GNEII 3S Fundamentals Course Under Way

February 18, 2016

For the past five years, NSSPI has been providing subject matter experts to serve as instructors at the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, UAE for their 3S Fundamentals course, a thirteen week course in the basic concepts of nuclear energy with particular emphasis on nuclear safety, safeguards, and security (3S).  GNEII was created under the guidance and support of the US Department of Energy/National Nuclear Security Administration and the US Department of State, with NSSPI and Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) collabor...
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GNEII Celebrates Graduation of 2015 Class of Fellows

May 6, 2015

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) celebrated the graduation of its 2015 fellows with a symposium and graduation ceremony at Khalifa University in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE).  The annual symposium offers GNEII fellows an opportunity to share the results of their study and to network with other academics, professionals, and government officials in their area.  Fellows presented their capstone projects on day one, with two projects selected to be presented to a wider audience at the ceremony on day two of the symposium.  The projects s...
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NSSPI Participates in Fourth GNEII Symposium and Graduation Held at Khalifa University

May 29, 2014

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) at Khalifa University's Abu Dhabi campus commemorated the conclusion of the fourth year of the program with a two-day symposium on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards May 18-19.  The event concluded with a graduation ceremony for this year's participants.   NSSPI Deputy Director Dr. David Boyle, who was among the GNEII instructors, and Texas A&M University Nuclear Engineering Department Head Dr. Yassin Hassan attended the symposium and graduation ceremony on behalf of Texas A&M and the Texas A&M...
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GNEII Marks the End of Year 3 with Graduation Ceremony and Symposium

May 28, 2013

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) concluded its third year with a graduation ceremony and two-day symposium on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards held at the Abu Dhabi campus of Khalifa University on May 19th-20th.  The 20 fellows who participated in the program this year represented the largest graduating class for GNEII since its inception.  This year's fellows came from across the Gulf Cooperation Council states, specifically from the UAE, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia.  The symposium was opened by Ambassador Michael H. Corbin, the US Amba...
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GNEII Hosts Symposium and Graduation Ceremony

October 10, 2012

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) held a two-day symposium and graduation ceremony on the Abu Dhabi campus of Khalifa University on October 9 and 10 to mark the completion of their 2012 program.  The symposium focused on nuclear safety, security, and safeguards and featured the eleven capstone projects completed by the GNEII fellows. The 2012 GNEII class consisted of 26 fellows from five different countries.  The capstone projects were the culmination of the 16-week GNEII course.  Four of the capstone projects are already slated for publicatio...
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Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute Begins Year Two

March 9, 2012

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) is set to begin the second year of courses at the Abu Dhabi campus of Khalifa University in the United Arab Emirates.  The 2012 program will be divided into 4 month-long modules that will run from March 4th until September with multi-week breaks in between. Nineteen students from the Gulf region are currently attending the courses, which cover the technical foundations of nuclear energy, nuclear nonproliferation and safeguards, and nuclear security and safety, followed by a capstone module in which students research, prep...
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Ceremony Marks Completion of GNEII Pilot Course

June 21, 2011

The Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) celebrated the completion of its pilot course with a ceremony at the Khalifa University campus in Abu Dhabi on May 19, 2011.  A total of ten Emirati students participated in the "Fundamentals" module, a 12-week educational program focused on nuclear power and nuclear safety, safeguards, and security. These students are employees of three major, nuclear energy-related organizations in the UAE, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), and the Critical National Infr...
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GNEII Listed by White House as a Major Achievement in Enhanced Science and Technology Partnership with the Muslim World

June 11, 2010

The White House's Office of Science and Technology Policy has listed the establishment of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute (GNEII) and NSSPI's work with the Gulf States as number 5 in the list of the "Top 17 Science and Technology Activities" in terms of "U.S. government science and technology engagement with the muslim world" for the period of June 4, 2009 - June 4, 2010 According to the government fact sheet, GNEII "will work with Gulf States through regional workshops and follow-up bilateral training to assist those states that decide to pursue nuclear energy w...
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NSSPI Participates in the Establishment of the Gulf Nuclear Energy Infrastructure Institute

April 12, 2010

Sandia National Laboratories (SNL) and the Nuclear Security Science and Policy Institute (NSSPI) at Texas A&M University are working with Middle East regional partners to set up a nuclear energy safety, safeguards, and security educational institute in the Gulf region. SNL and NSSPI, partnered with the Khalifa University of Science, Technology, and Research (KUSTAR), with suppot from its key nuclear stakeholders, the Emirates Nuclear Energy Corporation (ENEC), and the Federal Authority for Nuclear Regulation (FANR), plan to jointly establish the institute in Abu Dhabi. The Gu...
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