Visit of CERN's Expert Mission


Professor Saša Zelenika, Ph.D., President of the Science Council and Head of the Center for Micro- and Nanoscience and Technology, and Prof. Mladen Petravić, Ph.D., Head of the UNIRI Department of Physics, as members of the Delegation of the University of Rijeka met with five-member Expert Mission of the world's largest research laboratory, the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), headed by Ms. Charlotte Lindberg Warakaulle, Director for International Relations, on Thursday, May 3, 2018.

The representatives of the University expressed a strong orientation of Snježana Prijić-Samaržija, Ph.D., University of Rijeka Rector, and the University's Management to internationalization and networking in major international collaborations, where Croatia's membership in CERN is of great importance, especially after entering the last round of negotiations with this visit.

Being a member of CERN will indeed open up great opportunities for both the scientists throughout Croatia and scientists from the University of Rijeka. They will have the opportunity to work and collaborate with about 2,500 employees and 8,000 scientists from 580 institutions already using CERN's capabilities, as well as to deepen cooperation with the most advanced European and worldwide industry, which develops technological solutions for CERN's needs. Scientists from Rijeka, especially physicists and engineers, are therefore extremely motivated to join CERN's affiliated membership, where they will be able to participate in today's most innovative projects and technologies.