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Nuclear forensics course

Nuclear forensics course

Nuclear Forensics is the examination of nuclear and other radioactive materials using analytical techniques to determine the origin and history ...

Basic course on analytical radiochemistry

Basic course on analytical radiochemistry


CINCH Series of Projects

In 2010–2016 a series of two “CINCH projects” – CINCH-I: Cooperation in Education in Nuclear Chemistry, and CINCH-II: Cooperation and training in Education in Nuclear Chemistry – was supported within Euratom FP7. The projects aimed at mitigating the special skill-based deficits within nuclear chemistry at master and doctorate levels and the decline of number of staff qualified in this field. The projects were built around the well-proven five-phase (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, Evaluation) Systematic Approach for Training (SAT) developed by IAEA; while CINCH-I dealt with the first three phases of the process, CINCH-II concentrated on the Implementation. Additionally, evaluation mechanisms were proposed and tested on the pilot courses developed during the projects. European Network on Nuclear and Radiochemistry Education and Training ( was established within CINCH-II project.

Next in the series was The MEET-CINCH project funded under Horizon 2020 between 2017-2022. The MEET-CINCH project does not aim at sustainability of CINCH-I and CINCH-II only – its main aims are to proactively bring the results achieved so far to their end-users (CINCH VET – Vocational Education and Training – e-shop), significantly contribute to attracting new talents and increasing the nuclear (chemistry) awareness by developing a MOOC – Massive Open On-line Course, and investigate the applicability of the modern Flipped (Inverted) Classroom concept in the nuclear chemistry teaching and training field.

Last in the series is A-CINCH project, which augments CINCH teaching tools developed in the three previous projects with the state of the art three-dimensional (3D) virtual reality (VR) environment to complete the existing toolbox for radiochemistry education. It is our belief that including a sophisticated VR radiochemistry lab and integrating it with traditional teaching, training, and advanced distance-learning methods available among the CINCH Tools will make the NRC field more attractive for younger generations and enhance the learning outcome of the very expensive, but indispensable, hands-on training.