The ANNETTE (Advanced Networking for Nuclear Education, Training and Transfer of Expertise) Summer School is organized at the University of Turku, Finland.
The European ambition is to bring fusion electricity to the grid by 2050. To realize this, the fusion development program is making the transition from a non-nuclear to nuclear technology. The ANNETTE Summer School aims to facilitate this transition, by providing training on the specific nuclear aspects of fusion: the issues concerning the neutron irradiation, material damages, tritium breeding, tritium handling and safety, radioactive waste, and nuclear codes and standards. Training will consist of a mix of plenary lectures, group assignments and technical lectures.
The ANNETTE Summer School is meant for fusion (industry) professionals, scientists and students to facilitate the further acquisition of nuclear competences. The training is also interesting for students from the nuclear/fission field who have already many of the nuclear competences, but lack the fusion basics. In this unique setting, this summer school brings the two fields closer together by providing relevant nuclear competences and allowing interaction between the nuclear fission and fusion field to exchange their expertise.
The targeted trainees should have undergone a suitable engineering education, preferably in a technical subject matter important for their actual job position, at an academic level. They shall be able to understand the general engineering and physics principles at a bachelor level. For the specific nuclear knowledge (in case for the fusion students) or the fusion knowledge (for the population from the nuclear field) no prerequisites are needed. The training aims at providing this information in a comprehensive way.