Special skills within nuclear chemistry are of strategic, as well as immediate, importance for the maintenance of European nuclear operations and options within the evolving EU economy.
The FP7 CINCH projects (cooperation in education in nuclear chemistry) aims to develop a long-term Euratom fission training scheme to provide a common basis for the fragmented activities in this field.
The main focus is coordination of such a scheme both at PhD and undergraduate levels within the EU and in collaboration with the Russian Federation. The project prepared:
- modular courses in modern nuclear chemistry;
- an e-learning tool available for education and training purposes;
- a long-term sustainable strategy for nuclear chemistry education; and
- a roadmap for its implementation.