Capacity Building & Education
Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS)

Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS)

Between 2012 and 2014, the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences participated in a EU Erasmus+ project to develop a pilot Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS), together with Delft University of Technology, Vienna University of Technology, the University of Oslo, the University of Manchester (Dalton Nuclear Institute) and the Institute of Nuclear Technology-Radiation Protection National centre for Scientific Research “Demokritos”. The project was developed and organized in collaboration with the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA).

From 2016 to 2020, the ISS was apporached by the IAEA to develop and implement closely with it the Master in Nuclear Security (MiNS) at the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences. It was an innovative and unique distance learning program, which equipped participants with the theoretical background and practical knowledge on the interconnected dynamics in the field of nuclear security.

The Master’s program covered various courses, such as nuclear security management, physical protection, and cyber security. Students received solid knowledge in nuclear security, enabling them to get a comprehensive understanding of  security, safety, and business processes, as well as risk management and corporate governance.

The program was successfully completed by all its ten participants who upon graduation received an Master of Science (M.Sc.) degree in Nuclear Security from the Brandenburg University of Applied Sciences.

The Master’s program structure and content were based on the results of the internal revision process of the IAEA Nuclear Security Series No. 12 (NSS 12): “Educational Programme in Nuclear Security” and the teaching materials of the International Nuclear Security Education Network (INSEN).

The Master’s program was organized and implemented by the ISS in close cooperation with international partners from INSEN, with each of them contributing with excellent experience and knowledge in the nuclear security field:

  • Technische Universität Wien – Atominstitut, Austria
  • King’s College London, U.K.
  • Purdue University, U.S.
  • Texas A&M University, U.S.
  • University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada

The experience, knowledge and skills gained during the master’s program will position the graduates to become innovative leaders of the future, who are one step ahead, making them invaluable assets to their organizations or institutions.


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