Finland has imported nuclear engineering knowhow from abroad since the 1950's. The Finnish Nuclear Society (FNS) has been distributing this knowledge and in addition, the annual FNS excursions have opened windows to the world. This year is the 50th anniversary of the FNS and it is time to reflect where we are now and where we are going to by organizing an international symposium on Nuclear Science and Technology (NST2016) in early November.

The objective of the two-day event is to bring together professionals in the nuclear energy field and to promote the dialogue among ourselves as well as the communication to society at large. Our symposium gathers together research, industry and authority representatives from Finland and abroad for scientific talks and industry presentations. In connection with the symposium, we organize the FNS 50-year anniversary dinner and lectures for the general public.

The venue of NST2016 is Marina Congress Center in downtown Helsinki that is perfectly suited for an event like this. There is special-prized accommodation available in the neighbouring Scandic Grand Marina hotel.

We cordially welcome all nuclear energy professionals to the NST2016 symposium in Helsinki!

More information is available on this symposium web site. For example, our electronic registration system is available on page You may also contact the symposium organizers by e-mail if you have questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Our symposium was very successful - thanks to all participants! NST2016 was held successfully in the beginning of November. We heard about forty high-quality presentations on various branches of nuclear engineering. In addition to fission energy, presentations covered fusion energy, nuclear waste management and various experimental methods.All presentations will be published on these NST2016 web pages by 15 November. An e-mail notification will be sent to all participants. [7 Nov 2016]

The final program is ready! The final version of NST2016 program has been published on Friday 28 Oct (see "Download" box on the right-hand side) and the symposium leaflet has been sent to registered participants. If you did not receive the leaflet in your e-mail, please contact the NST organizers asap (nst2016(at) It is still possible to register to NST2016, but the number of free seats is limited! [28 Oct 2016]

The full program was published on 7th of October. The first full NST2016 program with invited talks, Tier 1 presentations and now also Tier 2 presentations has been published on the Program subpage. The program is still tentative, but we can already now look forward to a most interesting symposium! [7 Oct 2016]

Keynote speakers of the symposium confirmed. We are proud to publish the full list of keynote speakers of NST2016: Riku Huttunen (Director General, MEAE), Toni Hemminki (CEO, Fennovoima Oy), Tiina Tuomela (Executive Vice President, Fortum Oyj), Jarmo Tanhua (CEO, TVO Oyj), Juhani Hyvärinen (Professor, LUT), Eugene Shwageraus (Senior Lecturer, Cambridge University) and Filip Tuomisto (Professor, Aalto University). Come and listen to these top speakers as well as all the other experts on NST2016 stage! [28 Sep 2016]

A tentative program was published on 14th of September. A tentative NST2016 program, prepared by the organizing committee, was published on 14 Sep. It consists of invited talks and Tier 1 presentations, while Tier 2 presentations will be added to the program in October. The program is subject to change, so printing is not recommended. [14 Sep 2016]

Program of Studia Generalia published. In connection with NST2016, we organize lectures to the general public on management of nuclear waste and on fusion energy research by Timo Äikäs and Taina Kurki-Suonio, respectively. The program is in Finnish only. [9 Sep 2016]

30 days left for sending proposals for Tier 2 presentations. The deadline for sending so-called Tier 2 papers, aimed for a wider audience, is 30 Sep 2016. We do not have any flexibility in this deadline, since program planning will take its time. More detailed instructions on page "Presenters". [31 Aug 2016]

The deadline for scientific Tier 1 papers has been extended to 26 June. See page "Presenters" for details. [1 Jun 2016]



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