Education and training
There are no possibilities for studying for a Bachelor’s degree in the nuclear field in Slovenia.
At the Master’s degree level, there are two possibilities at the , which has a programme in the area of nuclear energy in the Faculty of Energy and the Faculty of Civil Engineering, which offers a Nuclear Power Engineering postgraduate programme.
At the Doctorate level, the offers a degree in Mathematics and Physics with a specialization in the nuclear field, the Nuclear Physics Module.
In 2009, the Technical High School in Krško introduced a course on the basic knowledge of nuclear engineering for mechanical and electrical engineers.
The most important research institutions are the University of Ljubljana and the , which operates a TRIGA Mark II research reactor.
Among the centres and support services is the which organizes training courses for future Krško nuclear power plant operators.
Human resources and knowledge management
In 2006, a package of Slovenian National Development Projects was adopted by the government. It includes also a project of “” as an option. Krsko Nuclear Power Plant, Slovenia’s only nuclear site has to be shut down by 2023, but the government is considering extending its lifetime.
On 20 November 2009, the Economy Minister, Matej Lahovnik, announced that the planned second reactor at the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant (NEK) would be completed between 2020 and 2025.
On 14 January 2010, the Slovenian utility, , sent an application to the Economy Ministry for a permit to build a second unit at the Krsko Nuclear Power Plant. The utility plans to build a generation III PWR reactor with a capacity from 1100MW to 1600MW.
The is the national regulatory body for nuclear facilities. The is responsible for all aspects of radiation protection, including the use of radiation sources in medicine and the harmful effects of ionizing radiation on humans. The is responsible for the management (and storage) of low and intermediate level radioactive waste.