Although Greece does not have a nuclear power programme, some work is carried out in nuclear research. This is reflected in the higher educational opportunities available in the country.
The national authority that has the responsibility for nuclear safety and radiation protection issues is the Greek Atomic Energy Commission/ Ελληνική Επιτροπή Ατομικής Ενέργειας (GAEC).
NUCLEAR EDUCATION AND TRAINING
The higher education offered in the nuclear field is limited and is concentrated in two major institutions: the GAEC which offers an Inter – University Postgraduate Course in Medical - Radiation Physics (Universities of Athens, Ioannina and Thrace) and the Institute of Nuclear Physics of the National Centre of Scientific Research “Demokritos”/ Εθνικό Κέντρο Έρευνας Φυσικών Επιστημών – «Δημόκριτος» which offers, in collaboration with its sister Institute of Materials Science and with the School of Applied Mathematics and Natural Science (ΣEMΦE) of the National Technical University of Athens/Εθνικό Μετσόβιο Πολυτεχνείο (NTUA/ΕΜΠ), a Masters and a Doctorate in Nuclear and Particle Physics.