CERN is striving to have an unprecedented impact for the benefit of society at large with a variety of projects. Current priorities are education at CERN and education in developing countries.

Beamline for Schools Competition

Engaging high school students in real experimental particle physics research at CERN.

Non-Member State Summer Student Programme

The next generation of scientists and engineers around the globe deserves the skills to contribute to the development of their nations.

CERN-UNESCO Schools on Digital Libraries

Enabling African researchers to join the global network of digital libraries and build capacity in their own countries.

ATLAS PhD Grant Scheme

Unique education for underprivileged outstanding PhD students in particle physics research.

National Teacher Programmes

Lifting teachers up to empower scientific education.

CERN Entrepreneurship Student Programme

Supporting today the high-tech entrepreneurs of tomorrow.

KiCad development

Creating a Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) suite for electronic hardware design.


A free on-line data repository to safely store and share research findings.


Artists residency programme making creative collisions between culture and science.