Swedish Neutron Education for Science & Society

Overall aim and goals

The goals for the graduate school are manifold:

  • To enlarge and broaden the neutron scattering community by forming and developing a world-leading interdisciplinary, co-operative community.
  • To support the six participating universities to take full advantage of the different neutron scatteringtechniques at various facilities around the world in preparation for the start of ESS. 
  • To involve staff and students from universities outside the alliance to engage in courses and summer schools developed by SwedNess so as to further broaden the national scientific impact.
  • To create a strong academic collaboration with Swedish industry in the use of neutron scattering.
  • To be a strong partner in the Nordic neutron scattering community
  • To strengthen academic and industrial networking both with ESS as well as other international neutron scattering facilities.
  • To perform excellent research using neutron scattering within four research themes: functional materials, life sciences, basic chemistry and physics, and engineering; all including a perspective of instrument development.
  • To promote interdisciplinary activities between the research themes, PhD students and their supervisors, the involved industries, ESS and partners within Sweden and internationally.
  • To promote and plan for the complimentary use of neutrons and x-rays, especially in relationship to future great prospects with the co-location of the ESS and MAX IV laboratory in Lund.