JINR gradually changes now from a purely scientific
research institution to an international centre, where
fundamental science, engineering and applied researches are
closely connected with training.
Structurally, it takes the form of a new satellite
"students" laboratory. Its prototype is the currently
operating University Centre (UC). This new training function of JINR is supposed to be oriented to international demand. The
teaching is in Russian and in English, and the curricula will be
properly adapted to most common education systems. The
Institute's Laboratories will be a good basis for the students'
initial research. It is expedient to have student exchange for
practical work abroad, especially for CIS students.
International University "DUBNA".
On the initiative of the JINR Directorate and with active
support of the Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, Moscow Region
and Dubna administrations, the "Dubna" International University for Nature,
Society and Man was established in Dubna, the first students
entering it in 1994.
THE UNIVERSITY CENTRE TODAY
The UC students come from many institutes and universities of Russia,
the former Soviet Union, and JINR Member States. Students of the 4th and
5th years are invited to study at the UC for two years.
The students complete here their university education. Classes include
not only ordinary courses in physics, but also intensive courses on
subjects defined on the basis of JINR research.
The UC offers the following full-time graduate programmes:
o Nuclear Physics
o Particle Physics
o Condensed Matter Physics
o Technical Physics
In the first three fields, the UC also offers the full-time theoretical
The full-time educational programme of the University Centre is two
years long, though it has also become a practice to accept students for
shorter periods, such as one or two-month intense courses on some
selected topic. The working language for foreign students is English.
Post-graduate students are also admitted to attend lectures on selected
topics and take part in scientific research at the JINR Laboratories.
Students have wide access to the laboratories of JINR and can work with
scientists and staff of the Institute, as well as to study under
professors who are eminent in their fields. Graduate and post-graduate
studies at the UC are based immediately on JINR's research conducted at
a wide variety of world-renowned facilities, for example, heavy ion
accelerators U-200 and U-400, ion beam from the U-400M cyclotron, the
nuclotron - a superconducting accelerator of relativistic nuclei, and
the IBR-2 pulsed reactor (which is especially fruitful in condensed
The UC has a post-graduate training license from the State Committee of
Higher Education of Russia. The UC offers the following post-graduate
* Nuclear and Elementary Particle Physics
* High Energy Physics
* Solid State Physics
* Theoretical Physics
* Charged Particle Beam Physics and Accelerator Techniques
* Physics Experiment Techniques, Instrument Physics, and Physics
* Computational Mathematics
* Mathematical and Software Support of Computers, Computational
Complexes, and Networks
* Computer Facilities, Mathematical Modeling, and Mathematical Methods
in Scientific Research
There is an intent to further develop the UC
as an international university for natural sciences. As a unique
educational centre, it combines the strength and experience of a
world-renown scientific community with those of respected Moscow
universities. This successful combination would be enhanced by
addition of a respected European or American University to
further develop the UC, bringing the balance between the arts and
humanities on one side and the sciences on the other. With such a
consortium, the potentialities for joint studies and dialog
between science and humanities, as well as between peoples of the
former Soviet Union, Europe, and America, are endless. In
addition, the UC is envisioned as a centre for training personnel
for the physics institutes of the former Soviet Union republics
and for wider JINR international collaboration.
JINR is a bridge between East and West.
JINR occupies practically the same intellectual space as
was before the decay of the socialist system in Europe.
JINR continues to be an active international research
centre of world importance.
JINR does bring nations together!