The CIRTEN consortium

(Consorzio Interuniversitario per la Ricerca TEcnologica Nucleare, alias
“Intra-University Consortium for Nuclear Technology Research” )

is the Consortium of the Italian Universities involved in nuclear science and technology research activities, and where educational programmes (MSc, PhD) on nuclear engineering are offered to the young generations.


CIRTEN has been founded in 1994, joining the competences and the history of Universities active in the nuclear engineering area since the early ’50s.

In the land of Enrico Fermi, researchers, professors and young students are working together to renovate and to transfer knowledge on nuclear technology and its applications.


CIRTEN is active in several national and european R&D projects, through its competence areas:

  • Nuclear safety
  • Decommissioning, nuclear waste management and environmental remediation
  • Innovation and technology development of nuclear fission (GenIII, GenIV, SMRs) and fusion reactors
  • Nuclear fuel and fuel cycle
  • Radiation protection
  • Radiation measurement and instrumentation
  • Medical and industrial applications of ionising radiations

National projects

European (EURATOM) projects

Moreover, CIRTEN is collaborating with Università di Pavia and its LENA lab (Laboratorio Energia Nucleare Applicata), which operates a TRIGA Mark II research reactor. Both R&D and education & training activities are carried out at the facility.


Nuclear Engineering educational activities are carried out in all the CIRTEN Universities, at BSc, MSc and PhD level.

All the students attending the MSc courses in the CIRTEN universities are eligible for the EMSNE certificate – European Master of Science in Nuclear Engineering, delivered by ENEN Association.

Here are the links to the programmes offered in the Member Universities:

> MSc in “Energy Engineering”
(including nuclear engineering)

> PhD in “Energy and Environment”
(including nuclear engineering)


CIRTEN Secretariat

office: +39 02 2399 3808

CIRTEN Administration

Mr. Andrea Papoff – Head of the Dept. of Energy Administration
office: +39 02 2399 6571

Mrs.Barbara Boselli

CIRTEN President (period: 2019-2022)

Prof. Marco Ricotti
office: +39 02 2399 6325

Privacy Contact

Mrs. Primavera Mancinelli


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via Lambruschini, 4/A
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