In 2013, the Norwegian Research Council (NFR) granted CERAD the status of Centre of Excellence (CoE). The CERAD CoE aims to improve the impact assessment of radioactivity, to better inform and guide risk management. In particular, the centre has developed tools and methods to address key uncertainties in risk assessment.
Every year, CERAD reports its achievements to the NFR. This is a chance to showcase its research and share important findings to a wider public. The 2019 report can be downloaded here. This report is the last one under the directorship of Prof. Brit Salbu, who retired in February 2020.
"About 250 scientific papers have been published by CERAD-associated scientists, 30 PhD students and 10 PostDocs since the start of CERAD CoE", proudly states Prof. Salbu in her address. She leaves the research centre in good shape, with its researchers collaborating with national and international institutes, contributing to policies regarding radiation protection and mitigation and providing an education and research training programme that has attracted students from all over Europe.