NMI3 - An inititative dedicated to Education and Training

School series

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NMI3´s Education and Training Activities have as a mission to ensure the efficient use of Neutron and Muon facilities by European scientists. To this end, NMI3 is acting on two fronts:

  • financially supporting neutron scattering and muon spectroscopy schools, organised by European facilities and research institutions.
  • providing educational resources online via an e-learning website.
The NaMES' logo The NaMES' logo Designed by Nadine Briemle (TUM)

The new NaMES logo


Until July 2011, NMI3 organised two calls for schools proposals per year. The proposals were then evaluated by a committee of experts (COE) that determined the amount and modalities of the funds granted to each school supported.

As of 2012, NMI3 started a new funding programme for the Neutron and Muon European School (NaMES). The schools funded by this programme provide training to researchers with a variety of training needs and scientific interests. They are distributed over the year, take place annually or every two years, and are organised in several European countries.

For a list of the European Neutron and Muons Schools please click here or use the links to the left side of this webpage. You can also consult our calendar .

Schools' brochure

Schools' Brochure

A brochure presenting the schools that NMI3 supports is available as a pdf file. You can find an explanation about the NMI3's Education initiative as well as a description of each school. To download it please click on the link below.

ENMS brochure 2012

E-learning platform

e-learning wiki problem e-learning wiki problem Example of wiki problem on VNT

A wiki exercise on VNT

NMI3 supports a joint activity of the University of Copenhagen, the Technical University of Munich, and the Institut Laue-Langevin to develop an e-learning platform on neutron scattering. The e-learning platform Virtual Neutrons for Teaching will be developed over the next four years.
Please see the project presentation and our article Learning for free, online for more information.