Excellence in Nuclear Engineering
The University Network of Excellence in Nuclear Engineering (UNENE) is a Canadian based alliance of universities, nuclear power utilities, research and regulatory agencies for the support and development of nuclear education, research and development capability in Canadian universities. UNENE was established as a not-for-profit corporation in 2002.
Ten years into its creation, UNENE is now a well established and fully functional framework with programs mainly focussing on education and research serving the industry at large. The educational component is in the form of an M. Eng program mainly catering for working professionals by being offered on weekends and using distance learning tools. It is intended to enhance competencies and build knowledge for students. The R&D programs are led by Industrial Research chairs (IRCs) and other prominent researchers in areas of importance to the industry.