The MSc Science and Technology of Nuclear Fusion is the perfect preparation for a career in international fusion research. With construction of ITER now starting, a new generation of bright and well-trained fusion researchers and engineers is needed. Young people with a good overview over the field, a keen eye for the societal aspects of fusion energy and the drive to bring the incredibly complex ITER project to success.
In the ITER project industry plays a very important role. Over 80% of the ITER budget will be spent in industrial contracts. In the Netherlands about 30 companies, mostly high-tech, are actively involved in (preparatory) work for ITER. And the emerging 'fusion industry' also needs engineers with a solid knowledge of the field.
The future of graduates does not have to be at ITER or in the fusion industry. Fusion is an interdisciplinary field in which many competences come together. As a graduate of this program, you will have learned to work in international, interdisciplinary teams, towards a concrete goal and against a deadline. These skills and competences prepare you well for a career in any innovative high-tech industry. Typically, two-thirds of graduates from this program continue their career in industry.