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IAEA Training Center

The IAEA Training Center provides education, expertise, and training for countries in their efforts to use nuclear science and technology in achieving their development objectives.

The IAEA Training Center supports the U.S. Department of State and the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) in providing education, expertise, and training in the peaceful uses of nuclear energy and technology for participants from around the world. Our mission is to support countries in their efforts to use nuclear science and technology to contribute to and meet their development objectives in the areas of energy, human health, food production, water management and environmental protection to improve quality of life, respond to a changing climate, solve global development challenges, and empower women and youth.

Since 1976, over 200 joint IAEA-Argonne training courses have been organized through the IAEA Training Center at Argonne, with over 5,000 individuals from 140+ countries participating. Each year, the Center hosts 12-15 training courses in a variety of fields related to the peaceful uses and applications of nuclear energy and technology including nuclear infrastructure, energy planning, safety assessment, management systems & safety culture for nuclear activities and facilities, decommissioning and environmental remediation, introduction to nuclear sciences for secondary school teachers, nuclear security, marine environment, water resource management, radiotherapy, cervical cancer, and more.

The successful use and development of nuclear technologies depends on the education and training of a new generation of nuclear scientists, engineers, and technologists while continuing to ensure the highest standards for safety, security, and nonproliferation. Together, we will create a diverse nuclear workforce that includes men, women, and youth who will work together to share knowledge and train others as part of a global nuclear community.