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JINR University Center

Association of Young Scientists and Specialists

Summer Student Program at JINR


The development of JINR as a truly international science organization is based on the continuous influx of talented youth from JINR Member States. Many scientists and engineers from the JINR Member States have been trained here. That is why the Institute can be called a "Scientific School of Excellence".

This important role of JINR is determined by its founding principles and by the scientific schools of D.I.Blokhintsev, N.N.Bogolyubov, G.N.Flerov, I.M.Frank, H.Hulubei, L.Infeld, G.Nadzhakov, H.Niewodniczanski, B.M.Pontecorvo, V.I.Veksler, and other outstanding physicists.
JINR remains an excellent place for starting a successful research career. Among the most important advantages of being trained at JINR are the following: the opportunity for students to participate in the world's most advanced research, a wide range of the research specializations, highly competent supervision by JINR staff, and unique additional education programmes. Several hundred graduate and undergraduate students coming from many institutes and universities of the Russian Federation and other JINR Member States are annually trained on the basis of JINR. The Institute has also a postgraduate programme in ten specialties reflecting research performed at JINR. For each specialty, a Dissertation Council functions at the JINR Laboratories.
JINR has strong ties with famous higher education institutions of the Russian Federation – in particular, Moscow State University, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute, Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, and Moscow Institute of Radio Engineering, Electronics, and Automatics. These universities have JINR-based departments. On the initiative of the JINR Directorate and with the active support by the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences and the Moscow Region and Dubna administrations, the International University of Nature, Society and Man was established in Dubna in 1994. The University has now four departments where students are trained at JINR beginning with the undergraduate level.
Almost each of JINR Laboratories has its own education programme or a project. The Bogoliubov Laboratory of Theoretical Physics has its programme on a permanent basis, Dubna International Advanced School of Theoretical Physics, which is aimed at training young talented theoreticians.
The JINR Educational Programme is coordinated and supported as a whole by JINR's special subdivision called the University Centre. More on the history of the JINR Educational Programme, the opportunities it offers, and the responsibilities of the University Centre can be found at the UC site.

Starting from 2009 the JINR University Center in cooperation with European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) is organizing the scientific schools for the school teachers from JINR member-states. More detailed information about these schools can be found here.

The Joint Institute for Nuclear Research is an international intergovernmental organization located in Dubna, not far from Moscow, was established within the framework of the Convention signed by the Plenipotentiaries of the governments of the Member States in March 1956 in Moscow. The Joint Institute was created in order to unify the intellectual and material potential of Member States to study the fundamental properties of matter. The JINR Charter was adopted in 1956, the new edition of the Charter was readopted in 1992. In accordance with the Charter, the Institute's activity is realized on the basis of its openness, mutually beneficial and equal cooperation for all interested parties to participate in research.

The aims of the Institute are:

  • to carry out theoretical and experimental investigations on adopted scientific topics;
  • to organize the exchange of scientists in carrying out research, of ideas and information by publishing scientific papers, by organizing conferences, symposia etc;
  • to promote the development of intellectual and professional capabilities of scientific personnel;
  • to maintain contacts with other national and international scientific organizations and institutions to ensure the stable and mutually beneficial cooperation;
  • to use the results of investigations of applied character to provide supplementary financial sources for fundamental research by implementing them into industrial, medical and technological developments.



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