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SOTERIA Training School 2018

By Elisabeth Graf
Monday, September 3 2018 09:00
to Friday, September 7 2018 13:00


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3-7 September 2018

Valencia (Spain) 






The European H2020 project SOTERIA (Safe lOng-TERm operation of light water reactors based on Improved understanding of radiation effects in nuclear structural mAterials) will be holding a training school to preserve and transfer the knowledge in this research area.



The training school is mainly addressed to students, post-docs and early career professionals who want to improve their understanding of reactor pressure vessel and internals materials degradation mechanisms, but it is open to any scientist or engineer working on this area. The training school is a tool for supporting the education of early career specialists who will be involved in the safe long term operation of existing nuclear power plants and in the implementation of the new generation of reactors. Furthermore, this event will facilitate the transfer of knowledge between the two research communities involved in SOTERIA: experimental research and modelling.


Topics & Programme

Presentations will be organised in three sections:

  • Reactor pressure vessels (RPV)
  • Internals
  • Multiscale modelling

Lectures will be given by experienced researchers directly involved in SOTERIA and will range from the basics to the more specific issues addressed in the project. Interactive sessions with hands-on demonstration of the SOTERIA modelling platform will be part of the training programme.

English is the official language of the training school.


The training school programme is available for download in the FILES section below. The current version reflects the status of 31 May 2018.


For logistical reasons, registration to the SOTERIA training school is mandatory and the number of participants is limited. Attendees will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.
To register to the training school, please click on the REGISTER TO EVENT button in the REGISTRATION section below.

Deadline for registration to the SOTERIA training school: Sunday, 8 July 2018


Participation in the training school, catering on site (lunch and coffee breaks), social activity and official dinner are free of charge
Expenses for transport and accommodation need to be covered by the attendees.

Training school participants can apply for a mobility grant within the H2020 ENEN+ project. ENEN (the European Nuclear Education Network) mobility grants are intended for learners, who would like to improve their knowledge, skills and competitiveness for career opportunities in the nuclear fields.

Venue & Accommodation

The training school will be held at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) School of Industrial Engineering.

                                                          UPV School of Industrial Engineering
                                                           Camino de Vera, s/n - Building 5F
                                                                          46022 Valencia

The nearest hotel to the venue is the Sweet Hotel Renasa.

                                                                     Sweet Hotel Renasa
                                                                   Avenida de Cataluna 5
                                                                        46010 Valencia


Discounted fares are available for SOTERIA training school attendees. When booking online at http://sweethotelrenasa.com/en/, enter the promotional code SOTERIA.

Payment conditions and cancellation policy:

  • Code valid for reservations from 2 to 8 September 2018
  • Payment on arrival
  • Cancellation free of charge until 1 day before the date of arrival

Since rates are subject to change depending on occupancy level and Valencia is a busy holiday destination in September, we recommend you to book sufficiently in advance.

UPV map attached in the FILES section below. Itinerary from the hotel to the venue here.


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organisers at soteria@tecnatom.es.

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Acknowledgement: This project has received funding from the Euratom research and training programme 2014-2018 under Grant Agreement N° 661913.


UPV School of Industrial Engineering Camino de Vera, s/n – Building 5F 46022 Valencia
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