Associate membership allows Ukraine to take part in meetings of the CERN Council and its committees, makes Ukrainian scientists eligible for staff appointments, and opens up new opportunities for industrial collaboration
Ukraine became an associate member of European Organisation for Nuclear Research, also known as CERN.
CERN operates the largest particle physics laboratory in the world situated in Switzerland. This is where the hadron collider is situated.
Thanks to the associate membership, Ukrainian scientists can now take part in all cutting-edge research at CERN, win bids and obtain orders on the making of high-tech equipment. This news sparked a wave of irritation in Russia, as the Russian scientists still only have the status as observers.