The European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN) unanimously adopted the resolution on the accepting Serbia as the 23rd member of this largest scientific organization in Europe.
Along with Israel, Switzerland and Norway, Serbia is the fourth non-EU country to be accepted as a full-fledged member of this prestigious scientific organisation.
Full-fledged membership allows students and professors from Serbia to conduct world-wide research and our economy to participate in CERN projects on a larger scale.
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In addition to raising the quality of scientific research, having access to the latest scientific equipment and technologies, and transferring experience and knowledge, membership in CERN will reduce the brain drain in Serbia.
Serbian researchers will also be able to equally participate in all CERN competitions, from funding projects of scientific excellence, regular summer schools for students and graduates, doctoral and postdoctoral scholarships, and be entitled to financial support for scientific specialisations.
The Serbian economy will have a significant benefit from the membership too, given that our companies will be able to participate in all tenders announced by CERN and thus compete equally with world-class companies.
Permanent membership in the European Organisation for Nuclear Research will be an additional incentive to further empower Serbian science. On January 1st, 2019, the government will launch the Science Fund which will enable competitive financing of scientific research and ensure better links between science and businesses. The state has allocated a total of 100 million euro for innovative infrastructure.
Membership in one of the world’s most prominent scientific organisations is the result of the continued efforts of the Serbian government to develop science and modernise education in Serbia.
In September, Serbian PM, Ana Brnabic visited CERN’s headquarters in Geneva to present government reforms in the field of science and education.
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