School on Radiation Technologies

A 2-week intensive leadership and communication development programme for professionals in the radiation technologies field, including radioisotope production.

This programme is aimed at:



The WNU School on Radiation Technologies (RT School) is a two-week programme aimed at future leaders in the radiation and radioisotope field. It is open to companies, governments, research institutions and regulatory authorities expected to play key roles in the field.

We anticipate running the RT School in-person in fall of 2023.


The programme aims at: 

  • Providing selected participants with broad understanding and new horizons in the area of radioisotopes and radiation  technologies 
  • Familiarizing participants with the main issues encountered by practitioners in the field 
  • Providing opportunities for participants to develop a worldwide network of contacts of unique value to their current and long-term careers  

The RT School receives technical support from the International Atomic Energy Agency and the World Council on Isotopes. Previous RT Schools have been run in cooperation with Australian Nuclear Science and Technology Organisation (ANSTO) and with the Association of Imaging Producers and Equipment Suppliers (AIPES).


The programme has been developed in consultation with an expert Programme Committee to encompass a variety of activities:  

  • Expert-led technical tours of global vanguard facilities
  • Dedicated mentorship and working groups focusing on fostering innovation, leadership and communication skills
  • Presentations by foremost industry leaders
  • Extensive structured networking opportunities
  • Lectures by prominent experts in radioisotopes and radiation technologies

The curriculum ranges across a wide spectrum of topics relevant to radiation technologies, covering:   

  • Operations and Regulatory Frameworks, including sources of radiation, radiological protection, production of radioisotopes and sealed sources, quality assurance and control, safety and security, packaging and transport of radioactive material, waste management and decommissioning, economics of RT programmes, and communications.  
  • Current and future applications, including nuclear techniques in food and agriculture, human health, industrial process management, environmental protection, and life sciences. 


  • University degree or equivalent operational experience;     
  • Knowledge of the basic principles of radiation technologies applied in medical, industrial, and other applications;    
  • Demonstrated academic or professional excellence, with 2 reference letters (English preferred);    
  • Proficiency in English, particularly oral communication, which is essential for effective participation in WNU programmes. Non-native English speaker will be asked to submit an English language certificate to demonstrate their language skills.  WNU may also request an online interview to ensure English proficiency in a virtual environment.
The participation fee for this event is £500.


See previous venues

Past Venues


Virtual School on Radiation TechnologiesVirtual


Rosatom Technical AcademyObninsk, Russia


Nuclear and Energy Research InstituteSão Paulo, Brazil


Hamad Medical CorporationDoha, Qatar


Kyeryong SpatelDaejeon, Republic of Korea


Swiss Grand HiltonSeoul, Republic of Korea

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