A conference was organized by the Federal Science Policy Office (Belspo) on Monday, 04/04/2011, for announcing the results of the evaluation of the Inter-University Attraction Poles (IAP) programme to the large public and the press. This event took place in Brussels, at the Palais des Beaux-Arts - Paleis der Schone Kunsten, and registered more than 500 participants.
SCK•CEN participates in the programme through the BriX network (Belgian research initiative on eXotic nuclei). Within this network, the feasibility study for the ISOL@MYRRHA facility was performed. The expert evaluation panel made a positive report for our network, the feasibility study for ISOL@MYRRHA receiving high consideration.
The Federal Science Policy Office supports, via the IAP programme, interuniversity networks of excellence consisting of academic research teams from both linguistic communities of Belgium. The current, sixth phase of this programme is running from January 2007 until end December 2011. During this sixth phase, 44 networks receive support corresponding to a total amount of 143 million EUR.