Do you have a passion for nuclear research and development and a recent Master diploma in science or engineering? If so, consider applying for one of the 32 new topics which have been published on the SCK•CEN Academy website.
Preparing a doctoral thesis at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre offers you the best of both worlds: you stay in close contact with the academic world and you enjoy a unique international research environment, with advanced nuclear experimental facilities and top-level guidance from our experts.
Apply now and be one of our next PhD students at SCK•CEN !
The SCK•CEN Alumni network connects SCK•CEN and all who have spent a considerable time at the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre in Mol. It provides professional international networking through an online database and keeps its members informed about recent developments at our research centre.
Do you want to become a member, free of charge? Register via our website!
The aim of this project was to have European high school students conduct experiments with the oxygen-producing bacterium spirulina, which SCK•CEN itself is studying in the quest for solutions for lengthy, manned space missions. In collaboration with the European Space Agency, 1,000 experiment kits were being distributed to high schools throughout Europe, including some one hundred Belgian schools.
In March 2015, the youngsters started experimenting with spirulina in the classroom. In April, 100 Belgian students aged between 12 and 14 years from ten different schools were given the opportunity to share their experiences during a unique day at SCK•CEN. The absolute highlight was a live video link with an astronaut in the ISS international space station.
SCK•CEN has signed the STEM Charter in which all partners commit themselves to broaden, deepen and increase their STEM initiatives. The STEM Charter is in addition to the STEM action plan of the Flemish Government and unites the economic, social, scientific, technological and E&T domains.
One of the STEM activities of the SCK•CEN Academy is the organization of high school visits to the laboratories of SCK•CEN. The dates for next school year 2017-2018 are already published on the website for youngsters. Schools can start booking as of March 1, 2017.
We also offer a VIP visit to the finalists of the Flemish Physics Olympiad. This VIP visit goes beyond the traditional technical visits to the laboratories of SCK•CEN proposed to all high schools and offers the unique opportunity to execute two experiments on nuclear physics under supervision of SCK•CEN experts.
To continue nuclear innovation, motivated young scientists are essential. The SCK•CEN Academy, together with the leading Belgian partners in education, industry, healthcare and policy, and the IAEA, is organizing the second edition of the Nuclear Careers Day on Tuesday February 28, 2017 in Brussels. This event is intended to inform students and professionals interested in a career in the nuclear sector about the possible advanced studies possible in nuclear engineering and medical applications, as well as job opportunities in Belgium and at the IAEA.
Campus of Polytechnic University of Valencia, Spain
ETRAP 2017 provides a forum for decision makers, regulators, educational and training providers and practitioners, researchers, radiation protection experts and persons from international organizations to discuss the current status of education and training in radiation protection. The conference aims to identify trends and good practices in the area while looking to the future so that society can continue to benefit from the many uses of ionizing radiation.
About 100 abstracts will be presented on the following topics:
■ Latest developments in education and training in radiation protection
■ Education and training needs of young professionals working in radiation protection
■ Long term impact of education and training in radiation protection and its sustainability
■ Methodology of risk communication - ethics of education and training, trainer responsibilities
■ Tools and resources, methodology of training (forms of learning, approaches with different audiences and sectors)
■ Need for qualification, certification and accreditation
■ Collaborations, networks and platforms: activities and achievements
■ Integration of social sciences and humanities in radiation protection education and training
■ Outreach activities