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Graduate and Executive Nuclear Training and Lifelong Education (EU Project GENTLE)

Professional Education on Nuclear Energy


 Objectives: Create a sustainable lifelong E&T programme in the field of nuclear fission technology in Europe that:

  • is attractive for students;
  • contributes to the continuous professional development;
  • brings together the leading academic institutions in the nuclear field;
  • meets the needs of the European stakeholders from industry, research and TSOs.


 To reach these objective three main pillars are implemented:

  • Student Research Experiences (Mobility Grants);
  • Inter-semester Courses for graduate and post-graduate students;
  • Professional education on nuclear energy.


The GENTLE project includes a Professional Education Programme, for participants with nuclear or non-nuclear educational backgrounds with the goal to enhance their knowledge in the most relevant fields related to Nuclear Energy. The programme consists of five two-week modules, each containing 80 contact hours.




Module 1: Understanding nuclear power

Delft, The Netherlands

June 2015

Module 2: Producing energy with nuclear reactors

Karlsruhe, Germany


Module 3: Nuclear fuel: From ore to waste

Karlsruhe, Germane

Jan 2016

Module 4: Conditions for societal justification of nuclear energy

Mol, Belgium

April 2016

Module 5: Management systems

Milan, Italy

June 2016


Module 2 – Producing energy with nuclear reactors

Location: KIT-INR, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology - Institute for Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology, Karlsruhe, Germany

Module description

Energy production with nuclear reactors; Mechanisms of heat removal from the core under nominal operation conditions (PWR, BWR); Regulatory framework for the design of nuclear power plants (safety requirements, criteria, etc.); Fundamentals of nuclear design (neutronic, thermal hydraulic); Nuclear power plant main systems; Operational aspects of nuclear power plants; dynamic behaviour of Light Water Reactors and  visit to the training and research reactor SUR-100 at the University of Stuttgart.


The module has a total duration of two weeks and of 80 lecture hours (8 hours/day). Saturday and Sunday we will have no lectures and during the week some mornings or afternoons will be planned free, for you to make some calls to the office, work or do some homework. The detailed timetables will be described in the education manual and on Blackboard.

Transportation options to Karlsruhe, KIT Campus North

The Karlsruhe Institute of Technology is distributed over several locations. The Institute of  Neutron Physics and Reactor Technology (INR)  is located in Campus North, about 12 km north of Karlsruhe. Our Office is in building 521 close to the KIT-Shuttle bus station.

You find a more detail description of how to visit us by car, public transportation or by plane in: www.kit.edu/kit/english/directions.php.

Accommodation issues

A list of hotels in Karlsruhe near the main train station and others close to KIT Campus North is given hereafter:


·     IBIS Hotel Karlsruhe City, Poststraße 1, 76137 Karlsruhe. Tel. +49 721 35 23 2, FAX: +49 721 35 23 24 00, EMAIL: h6965Cmj8∂accor com;

Single room incl. breakfast from 87


·     Hotel A&O Hostel, Bahnhofplatz 14-16, 76137 Karlsruhe. Tel. +49 721 3715 4100

            AO-KA1Yut5∂aohostels com;

Single room incl. breakfast from 65


Both hotels are conveniently located to the right and left of the Hauptbahnhof Karlsruhe (main train station).


If you are traveling by car, there are two hotels/inns very close to Campus North that we can also recommend:


·     Hotel Schröcker Tor: Mannheimerstr. 1; 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen

Telefon: +49 (0) 7247 20 74 90

Telefax: +49 (0) 7247 20 82 40



Single room incl. breakfast from 60


·         Landgasthof "Zum Goldenen Anker"; Hauptstraße 16-20; 76344 Eggenstein-Leopoldshafen


Telefon +49 (0) 721-706029

Telefax +49 (0) 721-782333


infoSdx6∂hotel-anker-eggenstein de

Single room incl. breakfast from 67


(Please mention KIT when making the reservation at any of those hotels so you might benefit from our KIT discount).


Local transportation options


Please look at the following link: www.kit.edu/kit/english/directions.php

Who to approach for questions regarding the programme

In case you have more questions concerning the lectures in Karlsruhe and your stay in the city, you are advised to call Dr. V. Sanchez (+49 152 01547532 or +49 721 608 22283, email: victor.sanchez∂kit.edu).