The International Nuclear Management
Academy (INMA) is an IAEA initiated framework to
support universities establish and deliver master’s degree programmes
focusing on technology management for the nuclear sector. It provides guidance
for master’s programmes with a specialized focus on advanced aspects of
management and leadership in nuclear technology and engineering.
INMA membership provides a basis for
participating universities to collaborate and to provide
sustainable nuclear technology management (NTM) education programmes that
reflect the industry’s best practices and accumulated knowledge. It also
strives to promote collaboration and the sharing of educational resources,
materials and tools. Under the INMA initiative universities actively
contribute to the development of INMA and incorporate the INMA requirements
into their curricula. The INMA-NTM programmes are intended for students from
countries either with or without existing nuclear power programme.
The IAEA supports INMA with peer
review missions to benchmark the curriculum of NTM master’s programmes against
the fifty INMA nuclear technology management Curriculum Topics. The result of a
successful peer review mission is INMA endorsement of the NTM master's
programmes and INMA membership for the university.
The IAEA coordinates the following
INMA activities in cooperation with the INMA members:
- Develops and reviews the Curriculum Topics for INMA-NTM programmes;
- Organizes initial assist missions to promote better understanding of the INMA requirements and support universities in assessing the feasibility of implementing an NTM programme and building stakeholder support;
- Conducts INMA assessment missions for proposed or existing NTM programmes;
- Implements annual meetings for the INMA members and their stakeholders, as well as interested universities.