JRC News

  1. 20 Apr 2011

    The European Commission's new progress report on education and training, co-authored by the JRC's scientists, reveals that EU countries have managed to sharply increase the number of graduates in mathematics, science and technology. However, they will need to step up their efforts in other important areas such as reducing school drop-out rate.

  2. 24 May 2011

    The JRC participated for the first time in Jugend forscht, the biggest youth science and technology competition in Europe which had a record participation of 10,677 this year.

  3. 20 Jun 2011

    Scholars, researchers and policy makers are to discuss education, training and their role in finding and keeping employment at an international conference co-organised by the JRC's Centre for Research in Lifelong Learning (CRELL). The two day programme of "Catch the Train: Skills, Education and Jobs" was put together with the Directorate-General for Education and Culture and the EU-sponsored think tank European Expert Network on Economics of Education (EENEE). The event takes place on 20-21 June in Brussels.

  4. 26 Sep 2011

    Čajkovskij and Tchaikovsky: is it the same person? NATO and OTAN: are we talking about the same organisation? Many doubts will be cleared with JRC-Names, the new software for automatic name recognition developed by the JRC.

  5. 29 Sep 2011

    Four teams of young people passionate about science were awarded as many study stays in four JRC Institutes in recognition of their science projects in physics, computing, engineering and chemistry. The four teams from the Czech Republic, Germany, the UK and Turkey received their awards from JRC Director Krzysztof Maruszewski at the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists, held from 23 to 28 September in Helsinki, Finland. It is the first time in the history of the contest that the JRC offers this opportunity to young students. The four teams will be hosted in the JRC institutes in Ispra, Italy and Geel, Belgium.

  6. 16 Dec 2011

    On 16 December 2011 the JRC launched the European Human Resource Observatory for the Nuclear Energy Sector (EHRO-N) and the European Nuclear Safety and Security School (EN3S). The two initiatives are aimed at preserving and upgrading skills in the nuclear field in the European Union.

  7. 23 Jan 2012

    The JRC has published six vacant positions - 5 Grantholder and 1 Seconded National Expert position - for researchers and scientific experts from the following countries: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, FYR of Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Serbia, Switzerland and Turkey. Applications will be accepted from experts from research organisations, public administration bodies, national enforcement laboratories and scientists.

  8. 3 Jul 2012

    Successful participants in youth science competitions are spending a few days at JRC's Ispra site. They were awarded the prizes donated by the JRC in support of the 23rd European Union Contest for Young Scientists and the German 'Jugend forscht' competition.

  9. 12 Oct 2012

    Nuclear forensics is a key component in nuclear security as it provides information for the prosecution of nuclear smugglers and enables the identification of the origin of the intercepted material, thus providing essential information for improving preventive measures.

  10. 12 Nov 2012

    The Joint Research Centre and the European Council of Academies of Applied Sciences, Technologies and Engineering (Euro-CASE) have signed today a Memorandum of Understanding. This cooperation is intended to lead towards closer links between the EU national academies and the EU's policy-making process.