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 Infrastructure Authority (CNIA). Sponsored by the U.S.
state department and NNSA, the courses were developed and taught by
NSSPI and Sandia National Laboratories and included material on
systems thinking, basic nuclear-related physics, the nuclear fuel
cycle, nonproliferation issues, power plant ope... Read More