Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada 27. prosinca 1947. osnovala je tadašnja Jugoslavenska akademija znanosti i umjetnosti na inicijativu predsjednika Akademije Andrije Štampara. Institut je s organiziranim radom počeo početkom 1949. godine pod imenom Institut za higijenu rada. Danas je Institut za medicinska istraživanja i medicinu rada samostalna javna znanstveno-istraživačka institucija s tridesetogodišnjim iskustvom u području procjene zdravlja radnog i životnog okoliša, posebice opterećenosti okoliša radionuklidima, toksičnim metalima, pesticidima i drugim organskim onečišćivačima i procjene njihovog učinka na zdravlje, mjerenja i procjene kakvoće zraka. Odjel za fiziku s navedenim je institutom potpisao ugovor o suradnji u vidu radiološkog monitoringa okoliša: mjerenja radona u tlu na pojedinim lokacijama i gama spektrometriji uzoraka tla na istim lokacijama.
The mission of the Joint Research Centre (EC-JRC, Ispra, Italy) is to provide customer-driven scientific and technical support for the conception, development, implementation and monitoring of European policies. As a Directorate General of the European Commission, the EC-JRC functions as a reference centre of science and technology for the Union. Close to the policy-making process, it serves the common interest of the Member States, while being independent of special interests, whether private or national. IES carries out research to understand, monitor and anticipate the complex interactions between human activity and the natural environment, in order to support the development and implementation of policies that protect the global environment and ensure that strategic resources (water, land, forests, food, minerals) are managed in a more sustainable manner for the benefit of present and future generations. Laboratory for Low Level Radioactivity at the Department of Physics University in Osijek is a national contact point for radon sampling and data collecting in Croatia. Our activity is in the area of indoor radon mapping project as a part of creating the European Atlas of radiation.
The Jožef Stefan Institute is the leading Slovenian scientific research institute, covering a broad spectrum of basic and applied research. The staff of more than 960 specializes in natural sciences, life sciences and engineering. The subjects concern production and control technologies, communication and computer technologies, knowledge technologies, biotechnologies, new materials, environmental technologies, nanotechnologies, and nuclear engineering. The mission of the Jožef Stefan Institute is the accumulation – and dissemination – of knowledge at the frontiers of natural science and technology to the benefit of society at large through the pursuit of education, learning, research, and development of high technology at the highest international levels of excellence. Jožef Stefan (1835–1893) was one of the most distinguished physicists of the nineteenth century. Born to Slovenian parents in Sv. Peter near Celovec (Klagenfurt, Austria), he graduated in mathematics and physics at the University of Vienna. He is most famous for the law that relates the total radiation from a black body to the 4th power of its absolute temperature. This phenomenon was later derived theoretically by Ludwig Boltzmann and is universally known as the Stefan Boltzmann law.
The cooperation between Department of Physics and the Institute was in the scientific visits of our staff in the nuclear reactor during the calibration of the detectors to the neutron flux. In past twenty years joined measurement of radon 222Rn in Postojna Cave in Slovenia and was performed, as well as measurements of radon in spas, kindergartens and schools in Croatia.
Laboratori Nazionali di Legnaro (LNL) is one of the four national labs of the Italian Institute of Nuclear Physics (INFN). The mission is to perform basic research in nuclear physics andnuclear-astrophysics, together with applications of nuclear technologies. More than 800 scientists from all over the world are involved in the ongoing research programs. Every day about 250 people work at LNL, half of them being INFN employees (physicists, engineers, technicians….) the remaining half coming from universities and research institutions in Italy and abroad. The laboratory budget is nearly 20 Million Euro per year, half for handling and research, half for personnel. Strength points are the development of particle accelerators and of nuclear radiation detectors.
The reputation of the medieval schools of Liège was such that the city became known as the New Athens. The list is impressive indeed: the College of the Brethern of the Common Life, the College of Jesuits, the Schools of Higher Learning founded by Prince-Bishop Velbruck, the English Academy, and the Imperial Academy (under Napoleon). The founding of the University of Liège in 1817 by Wilhem the First of Orange was the culmination of a long intellectual tradition going back to the inception of the Principality of Liège.