To give an adequately response to the needs for researchers and chemical engineers for nuclear power (especially in the fuel cycle from mine to reprocessing and storage or nuclear fields), the establishment of a multidisciplinary and concerted training between the ENSCM, the UM2 and the CEA / INSTN was proposed by the CEA, and implemented with the support of the MESR (The Ministry of National Education, Advanced Instruction, and Research).
This training is composed of a training for nuclear chemistry and chemical engineering to chemical engineers destination at the ENSCM (concerted action with the ENSCP), a redesign and a strengthening Master in Separative Chemistry, Materials and Processes: Application to the Nuclear Fuel (UM2/ENSCM/CEA-INSTN), and Professional Licensing ETM SC (UM2 and CEA-INSTN), University Montpellier 2.
The year 2009 was devoted to the development of better readability and coordination of the trainings in order to propose an offer of comprehensive, coherent and complementary trainings between the different Universities and School to provide a significant flow of engineers or scientists chemists with a strong nuclear culture in response to the needs of industrial and consolidate the training by and for the research in support of activities development including the CEA through ICSM. These are mainly:
The creation of a 3rd year option "Chemistry for the Environment and Nuclear (CNE) at ENSCM, focusing on the management of raw materials, separative chemistry processes and decontamination / treatment;
The restructuration of the Master CSMP two years (M1 and M2) in the context of increased mutualisations within the Master of Chemistry, University of Montpellier 2;
The enhancement of mutual paths between CNE (ENSCM) and CSMP (UM2) for the establishment of a coherent and coordinated training.