The MAI is at the forefront of collaborative R&D and training on the ageing of materials used in power plants. Education and training is a key focus for the Institute. The MAI organizes events, short courses, seminars, workshops and conferences for students and engineers seeking basic or advanced training in materials ageing in nuclear plant components. Some MAI courses are given by members in their countries. The Institute has conference facilities which allow us to host events.

The MAI collaborates in an international educational programme with universities in France based on the needs expressed by utilities. The objectives of this programme are to provide students with a deeper understanding of materials engineering science and the fundamentals of the mechanics of solids to improve their knowledge of recent developments in these fields. The focus is on advanced industrial applications and innovative processes and covers nuclear applications. The programme is organized into specific modules and EDF R&D engineers are active participants in the teaching of various modules.