How CIRTEN works

The Consortium contributes to research and development (R&D) and education and training (E&T) projects, by organising and managing Groups of Experts, created among the professors and the senior and young researchers of the Member Universities.

More than 70 permanent staff researchers are working on nuclear engineering topics in the CIRTEN universities. Including PhDs, research assistants and other temporary staff, a total of about 150 persons are available.

In the specific case of European (EURATOM) projects: when CIRTEN is involved, the Consortium itself plays the role of coordinating organisation, while the participating Members operate as “Third Parties – In Kind contribution Against Payment“.