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 training course: 'Strategies for minimization of mycotoxins and toxigenic fungi in food chains'

Event from 16/10/2017 to 19/09/2017

The course will be hosted by the Institute of sciences of food production (Ispa-Cnr) of Bari under the aegis of the Mycokey project. The course aims at training smart, integrated, sustainable solutions and innovative tools to manage and reduce the major mycotoxins (aflatoxins, fumonisins, trichothecenes and ochratoxin A) in economically important food and feed chains (maize, wheat, barley, dried fruits and grape) in pre and post-harvest

International training course 'Rapid methods for mycotoxin detection in the food chain'

Event from 09/10/2017 to 13/10/2017

The Institute of sciences of food production – National research council of Italy (Ispa-Cnr), under the aegis of the MycokeyY project ( and the International society for mycotoxicology (Ism), is hosting a one-week workshop-training course from October 9-13, 2017. The course will give information about major issues associated with mycotoxin analysis and contamination along the food chain

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

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

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