Research communities can play a key role in improving the quality of the national educational system and promoting the transfer of knowledge “from laboratories to the classrooms”, with the ultimate goal of raising the scientific cultural level in the school system.

Thanks to its multidisciplinary nature, Cnr has activated a dense network of partnerships with educational institutions at all levels, in accordance with a framework agreement signed in 2012 with the Ministry of Education, University and Research (Miur).

These initiatives are in accordance with the open education’s principles recently reaffirmed by the European Commission, considering the ‘open access’ approach as an opportunity for educational organizations, teachers and students.

International Conference on Microplastic Pollution in the Mediterranean Sea

Event from 26/09/2017 to 29/09/2017

The conference, organized by Ismac-Cnr, will focus on one of the most actual and dangerous source of marine pollution. In fact, even though plastic pollution is a well-known worldwide problem, the discovery of the presence of microplastics or even nanoplastics in seas and oceans represents an unexpected and very alarming turn in this environmental challenge

VIII International Symposium on Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification (GandALF 2017)

Event from 20/09/2017 to 22/09/2017

The aim of GandALF 2017 symposium is to bring together researchers from academia and industry which are actively working in the fields of Games, Automata, Logics, and Formal Verification. The idea is to cover an ample spectrum of themes, ranging from theory to applications, and stimulate cross-fertilization. Papers discussing new ideas that are at an early stage of development are also welcome

Articolo 9 della Costituzione Italiana


‘Articolo 9 della Costituzione - Cittadini partecipi della ricerca scientifica e tecnica’ is a national programme aimed at fostering the knowledge of the article of the Italian Constitution devoted to dissemination of cultural heritage and preservation, and scientific research among students. Watch the ptohogallery of the events promoted by Cnr all over Italy

It's roadshow time for the .it Registry's Ludoteca

Video May 2017

The .it Registry's Ludoteca is taking a tour of Italy to celebrate thirty years since the first .it name! For the occasion, the Ludoteca has decided to join with young internauts to explore the workings, problems and opportunities of the world of the internet. 
All the Roadshow's stops will be a great opportunity to promote the .itContest, the new competition for schools, open to children in all grades of primary school and in the first year of middle school

Developing Computational Thinking in compulsory education

Institutional Area

In the past decade, Computational Thinking (CT) and related concepts (e.g. coding, programing, algorithmic thinking) have received increasing attention in the educational field. The report 'Developing computational thinking in compulsory education - Implications for policy and practice', provides a comprehensive overview of CT skills, core concepts and attributes and its potential for compulsory education, encompassing recent research findings and initiatives at grassroots and policy levels. The study adopts a mostly qualitative approach that comprises extensive desk research (academic and grey literature), a survey of Ministries of Education and semi-structured interviews, which provide insights from experts, practitioners and policy makers. The report discusses the most significant CT developments for compulsory education in Europe and provides a comprehensive synthesis of evidence, including implications for policy and practice

Scientific and interactive exhibtions

Institutional Area

By organizing exhibitions, the National Research Council aims to provide new opportunities for cultural growth and renovation by starting a dialogue with the audience of all ages and contributing to the development of the knowledge society

Italian Journal of Educational Technology

Institutional Area

The Italian Journal of Educational Technology (IJET) is a refereed, open access journal that publishes theoretical perspectives, review articles, methodological developments, empirical research and best practice in the field of education and technology. The journal is edited by the Cnr Istituto per le Tecnologie Didattiche (ITD)

Cnr History

Institutional Area

The National Research Council of Italy was founded as legal person on 18 November 1923. The mission of Cnr has been defined in the first Statute dated 1924: to coordinate and stimulate research activity at a National level in the different areas of science, to keep in contact with various stakeholders on scientific matters and to establish National scientific laboratories

Science & Technology Digital Library

Institutional Area

The Cnr  S&T Digital Library makes available research products, datasets, data and information on research activities, projects, R&D actors, their expertise and skills, as well as digitised cultural and historical heritage contents

Cnr publishing

Institutional Area

Enter the Cnr publishing catalogue, offering information about institutional documentation, scientific serial collections, conference proceedings, outreach and educational products edited by Cnr’

Issirfa Newsletter

Institutional Area

Donwload the latest issue of the Cnr Institute for the study of regionalism, federalism and self-government