Gentle network consists of 11 participant organisations and 12 associated stakeholders.

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TU Delft cooperates with many other educational and research institutions, both in the Netherlands and abroad. The high quality of our research and teaching is renowned. TU Delft has numerous contacts with governments, trade associations, consultancies, industry and small and medium-sized companies.

In Budapest University of Technology, more than 110 departments and institutes operate within the structure of eight faculties. About 1100 lecturers, 400 researchers and other degree holders and numerous invited lecturers and practising expert specialists participate in education and research at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. Approximately 800 of the university’s 14.000 students are from 50 countries abroad. The Budapest University of Technology and Economics issues about 70% of Hungary’s engineering degrees.

The CIRTEN is organized in a Governing Council (composed by 12 Representative Members nominated by the Rectors of each participating University), which elects the President and the Vice-President. CIRTEN Governing Council is renovated every three years. At present, Prof. Giuseppe Forasassi, University of Pisa, is the President of CIRTEN Consortium; and Prof. Bruno Pannella, Polytechnic of Turin, the Vice – President. The CIRTEN Presidency and Secretariat are actually located at the Department of Mechanic, Nuclear and Production Engineering (DIMNP) of University of Pisa.

The Joint Research Centre‘s mission as the European Commission’s in-house science service, is to provide EU policies with independent, evidence-based scientific and technical support throughout the whole policy cycle. Working in close cooperation with policy Directorates-General, the JRC addresses key societal challenges while stimulating innovation through developing new methods, tools and standards, and sharing its know-how with the Member States, the scientific community and international partners.

The Institute for Nuclear Waste Disposal (Institut fuer Nukleare Entsorgung, INE) belongs to the newly founded Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), a fusion between the Karlsruhe Research Center of the German Helmholtz Association and the University of Karlsruhe. INE research activities focus on the geochemical aspects of the long-term safety of nuclear waste disposal. Sound expertise and state-of-the-art, advanced analytical techniques are available for actinide speciation and geochemistry, investigation of actinide migration, as well as research into partitioning and the vitrification of high level liquid waste.

The Technical University of Madrid (UPM) was founded in 1971 through the integration of the Higher Technical Schools which up until then made up the Higher Technical Institutes. As set out in its statures, the Technical University of Madrid has, among its objectives, the creation, development, transmission and criticism of science, technology, and culture. To this end it also works from its Institutes and Research Centres, assimilating the changes taking place in out society and maintaining its vocation for excellence, which is why it has both national and international recognition.The Technical University of Madrid holds double recognition as a Campus of International Excellence, a distinction that refers to the quality of its research and teaching activity.

SCK•CEN is one of the largest research centres in Belgium. In this section you will find general information about the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, the organisation chart and the governing and advisory bodies. Our mission, organisation profile and most important research domains and research facilities are described. The procedures for access control are explained. You can consult the career opportunities and the contact data of our employees. Additionally there’s our company movie and the history of SCK•CEN.

The University of Manchester is the largest single-site university in the UK, with almost two-thirds of research ranked by the last Research Assessment Exercise as world-leading or internationally excellent. Twenty-five Nobel Prize winners have worked or studied there. And more than nine out of ten of our graduates go straight into employment or continued studies. The University of Manchester is ranked 40th in the world, seventh in Europe and fifth in the UK in the 2012 Shanghai Jiao Tong World Ranking. What’s more, the university is well underway with the biggest investment in facilities undertaken by any UK university, with £600 million spent so far and a further £1 billion to follow by 2022.

The Paul Scherrer Institute, PSI, is the largest research centre for natural and engineering sciences within Switzerland, with its research activities concentrated on three main subject areas: Matter and Material, Energy and the Environment, and Health. The PSI develops, constructs and operates complex large-scale research facilities. Every year, more than 2000 scientists from Switzerland and other countries travel to PSI in order to perform experiments at our unique facilities.

University of Tartu, as Estonia’s national university, stresses the importance of international co-operation and partnerships with reputable research universities all over the world. The robust research potential of the university is evidenced by the fact that it is the only Baltic university that has been invited to join the Coimbra Group, a prestigious club of renowned research universities.UT includes nine faculties and four colleges. To support and develop the professional competence of its students and academic staff, the university has entered into bilateral co-operation agreements with 64 partner institutions in 23 countries.

Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) has been a pioneering scientific university, bringing together the fields of science and business since 1969.Our international community is comprised of approximately 6,500 students and experts engaged in scientific research and academic education.Our strength lies in our way of working together across scientific and departmental boundaries. We constantly establish networks in both the business and the academic community.


The proposed executive Masters course for young professionals is an important step forward for establishing a lifelong learning programme in the nuclear field, and the pilot will demonstrate its sustainability. It will help young professionals to acquire an in-depth knowledge of nuclear fission technology through face-to-face teaching by Europe’s specialists, thus also nurturing the relations and networks between academia and the nuclear employers.

Stakeholder Type Country
AREVA Industry France
Compania Nationala a Uraniului Industry Romania
Eesti Energia Utility Estonia
ENEN Education International
Foratom Industry Association International
NNL Research & consultancy UK
NRG Research & consultancy Netherlands
RWE Utility Germany
SNE-TP International International
TVO Utility Finland
Urenco Industry Netherlands
Westinghouse Industry Sweden