SCK•CEN is one of the largest research centres in Belgium. In this section you will find general information about the Belgian Nuclear Research Centre, the organisation chart and the governing and advisory bodies. Our mission, organisation profile and most important research domains and research facilities are described. The procedures for access control are explained. You can consult the career opportunities and the contact data of our employees. Additionally there's our company movie and the history of SCK•CEN.
Throughout its more than 50 years of experience SCK•CEN has earned a reputation as a centre of excellence for research in the field of peaceful applications of nuclear science. In this section you will find information about our scientific institutes and expert groups and our research projects. There is a description of our research domains and facilities and you can consult our scientific publications.
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SCK•CEN offers various services to the nuclear industry, the medical sector and the government. Our research reactors, specialised laboratoria and irradiation facilities are suited for radiation protection dosimetry and calibration, low-level radioactivity measurements, reactor dosimetry, irradiations, material testing, decommissioning and decontamination and filter tests. SCK•CEN is maintaining a Quality Assurance (QA) system according to the international standards.
SCK•CEN attaches great importance to communication about new developments and ethical issues of nuclear science and technology.In this section you will find information on various nuclear topics. General nuclear concepts are explained such as radioactivity and nuclear fission and fusion. You can read about nuclear applications and health and safety issues. Documentation and multimedia are available. You can ask us a question.
Preserving and extending nuclear knowledge on fundamental and peaceful applications of ionising radiation to serve society, is one of the key elements in SCK•CEN's research policy.
SCK•CEN's Academy for Nuclear Science and Technology coordinates all E&T activities in following fields:
- Guidance for young researchers
- Academic courses
- Training for professionals
- Policy support- Research on transdisciplinary aspects of education and training