Swedish Research Council to have more active role as host of the European Spallation Source

The Government has tasked the Swedish Research Council with responsibility for a support function as Sweden hosts the European Spallation Source (ESS).

“Building ESS is incredibly important to enable Sweden to be a leading knowledge and research nation. This can become a hub for high-quality research,” says Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson.

The Government previously tasked the Swedish Research Council with stimulating Sweden’s participation in and use of ESS in research and industry.

The European Commission recently decided to establish ESS as a European Research Infrastructure Consortium (ERIC). ESS will become the new generation facility for neutron-based materials research. The facility is currently being built outside Lund and is expected to be fully operational in 2025. The European Commission has identified ESS as one of the largest, highest priority projects for research infrastructure in Europe.

Contact

Maria Soläng
Press Secretary to Minister for Higher Education and Research Helene Hellmark Knutsson
Phone (switchboard) +46 8 405 10 00