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RACIRI-2020: Research with X-rays and Neutrons on Current Topics of Global Priority

This year's RACIRI Summer School is taking place online on the 25th and 26th of August 2020. The programme consists of six one-hour lectures focusing on the following topic areas:  

Human Health and Virus Research

Energy, Climate, and Environment

Registration and further information

Please note that a registration is required by 08.08.2020.

You can find more information on how to apply here.


The RACIRI Summer School is a joint initiative by Russia, Sweden and Germany in the collaborative framework of the Röntgen-Angström-Cluster (RAC) and the Ioffe-Röntgen-Institute (IRI).

The format of the RACIRI Summer School is driven by scientific frontier themes and challenges in the field of materials sciences with a strong connection to the superb analytical potential at current and future research infrastructures for photons, X-rays and neutrons in the Baltic Sea region (synchrotron-radiation and free-electron-laser facilities as well as research reactors and spallation sources).


First list of available thematic and horizontal courses and workshops in European and Russian RIs

As part of WP9 TRAIN a first list of available thematic and horizontal courses and workshops in European and Russian RIs was created.  It has been created by gathering and structuring the information on the available thematic and horizontal training courses, summer schools, workshops and international conferences in Europe and Russia, dedicated to managerial issues of research infrastructures, which meet the urgent needs of the Russian RIs. The courses cover the following domains: Energy, Health and Food, Social Sciences, Environment, Physical Sciences and Engineering as well as training courses on general managerial issues of research infrastructures. 
Moreover, managerial challenges facing Russian research infrastructures (RU RIs) have been identified. 

WP8 Kick-off web conferences held in April-June 2020

As part of WP8 activities a series of kick-off web conferences with representatives from the Russian research facilities (LIST 11) were conducted.

Special attention was drawn to the two key objectives of WP8 activities:

  • To contribute to overcoming the barriers that prevent European scientists from accessing Russian research infrastructures (Russian RIs)
  • To support Russian RIs in setting-up the appropriate transnational access conditions to attract European researchers