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Urenco increases support to IAEA Fellowship Programme

10 June 2021

Urenco is donating a further €100,000 a year for the next three years to the International Atomic Energy Agency’s (IAEA) Marie Sklodowska-Curie Fellowship Programme.

The programme provides scholarships to young women studying for a Master’s degree in a nuclear-related subject. 

The new donation was announced by Urenco CEO, Boris Schucht, at a meeting with Rafael Mariano Grossi, Director General of the IAEA, this week.

“I am grateful for the support of Urenco and I encourage others to join the initiative,” said Mr Grossi. “By encouraging young women to study nuclear subjects today, we are creating a pool of qualified professional women in this field for the future. They will contribute to the development and achievements in nuclear science and technology all over the world, and will go on to become leaders and role models.”

Boris Schucht, Urenco CEO, said: “We are delighted to continue our support of this very successful programme, which has already helped 100 women to further their studies. Advancing education, skills and research is one of the core workstreams of our Social Investment Programme, which supports social and environmental projects where we believe our involvement can make a significant difference. Nuclear power is vital to tackle climate change. By choosing a career in this field, the programme’s students will be part of an industry that is making a valuable contribution to net-zero targets.”

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About Urenco

Urenco is an international supplier of enrichment services and fuel cycle products with sustainability at the core of its business. Operating in a pivotal area of the nuclear fuel supply chain for 50 years, Urenco facilitates zero carbon electricity generation for consumers around the world.

With its head office near London, UK, Urenco’s global presence ensures diversity and security of supply for customers through enrichment facilities in Germany, the Netherlands, the UK and the USA. Using centrifuge technology designed and developed by Urenco, and through the expertise of our people, the Urenco Group provides safe, cost effective and reliable services; operating within a framework of high environmental, social and governance standards, complementing international safeguards.

Urenco is committed to continued investment in the responsible management of nuclear materials; innovation activities with clear sustainability benefits, such as nuclear medicine, industrial efficiency and research; and nurturing the next generation of scientists and engineers.

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