Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework
“Nanocenter” training using a method of pulsed laser deposition at National Research Nuclear University MEPhI (Moscow Engineering Physics Institute), Russia. Photo: MEPhI.

The NEA launched the Nuclear Education, Skills and Technology (NEST) Framework in partnership with its member countries to help address important gaps in nuclear skills capacity building, knowledge transfer and technical innovation in an international context. The NEST Framework is developed as an NEA joint undertaking gathering private and public organisations from interested countries (not necessarily NEA member countries).

It entered into force on 15 February 2019. The goal of NEST is to:

  • energise advanced students to pursue careers in the nuclear field by proposing a multinational framework among interested countries to maintain and build skills capabilities;
  • establish international links between universities, academia, research institutes and industry;
  • attract scientists and technologists from other disciplines to examine nuclear technology issues and involve such actors in the resolution of real-world problems.


NEST added-value and benefits

The main added-values and benefits of NEST are:

  • fast track to leadership; 
  • multidisciplinary skills and competencies through hands-on training;
  • access to state-of-the-art facilities;
  • opportunity to develop a network through multinational co-operation;
  • participation in challenging and innovative activities.


How NEST works

Each NEST project will be facilitated by a lead organisation which will work with participating organisations in countries taking part in the NEST project to carry out related research tasks. The lead organisation provides professional research guidance for the project while the participating organisations will conduct the research tasks that will be carried out by the NEST Fellows.


NEST Fellows speak

Unleashing the transformative power of NEST: Watch the video to experience its impact through the eyes of its Fellows.




Alumni Network

You can join the private NEST Fellows Alumni LinkedIn Group. This is a closed group only for NEST Fellows Alumni. If you encounter any issues, please send an e-mail to

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