The National Research Council (CNR) is the largest public research institution in Italy, the only one under the Research Ministry performing multidisciplinary activities.
Founded as legal entity in 1923, CNR’s main resource are its people, with their skills, commitment and ideas. It has 8000 employees, more than half of whom are researchers and technologists. Some 4,000 young researchers are engaged in postgraduate studies and research training within the organisation’s top-priority areas of interest. A significant contribution also comes from research associates - researchers, from universities or private firms, who take part in CNR’s research activities.
See the press release published on the CNR website.