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Dalton Nuclear Institute

Dalton Institute

The UK has a long history of generating nuclear energy, with R&D over the past 60 years underpinning international nuclear development and significant R&D programmes ongoing across the full fuel cycle. Nuclear is a key part of the energy strategy for the future, as an energy source which can help meet lower carbon emission targets in tandem with ever-increasing UK and global power requirements, and fission R&D will play an important role within the UK nuclear renaissance.

The University of Manchester’s Dalton Nuclear Institute was established in 2005 to provide a strategic focus to address the urgent skills and research needs associated with nuclear energy and brings together a multidisciplinary team of experts from across the University to tackle fundamental nuclear energy challenges in collaboration with industry, other universities and international partners.

Since being established, the Institute has grown to become one of the biggest of the University’s 14 research institutes, delivering the UK’s largest and most networked academic capability in nuclear R&D and high-level skills development. 

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