Exploring a better tomorrow
We explore. Driven by our passion for science. Boosted by our unique infrastructure. We sound out the frontiers. We expand our knowledge in various nuclear areas. However many horizons we may explore, we always pursue the same objective: developing innovative applications for society. Why do we strive for this objective? Because we are convinced that, with one of the smallest elements on earth, the atom, we can make the biggest difference for society. Both now and in the future.
In the picture
The nuclear research centre SCK CEN performs irradiations in the BR2 research reactor, after which the irradiated capsules are delivered all over the world. On Thursday 12 January 2023, an incorrect radioisotope was unknowingly delivered to a client. The delivery error was detected immediately upon arrival of the transport. The incident had no impact on the well-being of staff, the public or the environment.
- 09 January '23
- 19 December '22
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- 12 December '22
From cancer research to the impact of radioactivity on the body: SCK CEN’s research knows no boundaries.
SCK CEN is working on many applications to protect people and the environment, now and in a distant future, against ionising radiation.
Any research conducted by SCK CEN has a social added value, but society is also the very subject of one specific research field.
Thanks to its knowledge in material aging, SCK CEN accurately predicts how materials (will) behave in a nuclear reactor.
SCK CEN boosts innovation in nuclear technology in various ways.
Safety is our priority, radiation protection our keyword. SCK CEN measures, monitors and analyses.
SCK CEN Academy: a matter of acquiring and sharing knowledge
Events & fairs
Continuous professional development in radiation protection | Radiation & pregnancy: maternity protection
Nuclear Careers Day 2023
Online training | Opleiding in stralingsbescherming voor werknemers conform Artikel 25 ARBIS
PRISMAP training course | Translational research of radiopharmaceuticals