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  • Nuclear Institute becomes licensed

The Science Council is pleased to announce that it has granted the Nuclear Institute (NI) a licence to award Chartered Scientist (CSci) status to its members. The NI is already licensed by the Engineering Council and will now be able to provide parity of esteem to its scientist members who work alongside registered engineers. Diana Garnham, Chief Executive and Registrar of the Science Council, said of the award “The Nuclear Institute represents an industry that is very interdisciplinary in nature and hugely demanding of highly competent professionals with a dedication to CPD, so we are delighted to provide the Nuclear Institute with a means of recognising this.” NI’s Executive Secretary, Mark Askew commented that “since the Creation of the Nuclear Institute from the merger of the Institution of Nuclear Engineers (INucE) and the British Nuclear Energy Society (BNES) and the development of the NI’s ‘Nuclear Delta’, one of our key goals has been to achieve the status of a Licensed Body of the Science Council. This was done in order to provide the many scientists within the nuclear sector the opportunity to receive the recognition which comes from being chartered.” Increasing the number of Licensed Bodies is of fundamental importance in the pursuit to recognise the highest levels of professionalism and competence across the scientific community. Therefore the addition of the Nuclear Institute as the 24th Licensed Body is excellent news for the continued development and expansion of the CSci register. A list of all Licensed Bodies can be found here. Further information on the CSci benefits and standards can be found here.