Nuke your planet now, come on!

General description

Nuke your planet now, come on!

The future of our energy is uncertain and the fossil fuels are running out. As pollution from petroleum and coal fuels is corrupting our environment it is our responsibility to brighten our future. This journey will take a lot of effort and few heroes in our society to explore and learn about alternative routes to generate energy. Nuclear power is a continuous effort to generate energy safely and creating innovative solutions to deal with the waste.

What is your first thought when you hear "Nuclear power"? It is probably something related to one of the many nuclear accidents that human kind has encountered. This is what most of us grew up with hearing but is only the result of bad decision making. The future needs energy and nuclear power is one of the most efficient ways of getting it as long as its done in the correct way.

If you want to be one of the pioneers when it comes to the generation of power in the future you should not miss the opportunity to go to Uppsala, Sweden. Here we will visit one of the safest power plants in the world, Forsmark and learn about the scientific and ethical issues of nuclear power. As a bonus you will also get to experience the swedish culture, everything from eating rotten fish to spending the weekend at a summer cottage with a sauna in the middle of the ancient Swedish forest. We promise that it's gonna be the BEST way to spend a week in August and your chance to get to know Swedish culture! If you're enthusiastic about nuclear power and wish to party Swedish style, APPLY!

Together we can nuke the world (safely)!!!

Academic information

Fields of activity:
Environmental Engineering , Physics/Physics Engineering , Power Engineering
Content and topics:
Nuclear power generation and safety
Learning goals and objectives:
To learn about the different aspects of nuclear power and tackle the ethical issues related to it. The participants should learn to understand the basic science behind nuclear power and discuss the ethical issues with the professors and become familiar with advancements in this field of engineering.
Examination type:
Final project and presentation.
ECTS credits issued:

Information for applicants

Selection criteria:
Based on motivation letter, topic interest, answers to our questions and interest in Sweden and Swedish culture.

Practical arrangements

All of the following are covered by the event fee:

Hostel, gym hall and warm summer cottage.
Three meals a day, at least one hot.
Bus, car, walking.