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Re: nationalism in CERN

Sometimes it's not even a case of having the right nationality - it can be also be a case of not having the wrong nationality.

A friend of mine with US nationality was effectively fired on the first day of working for a laboratory (weakly) linked to US defence, because he refused to renounce his UK citizenship.

Anyway, the CERN situation is slightly more complicated than the OP makes out:

Students:
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Is there a nationality restriction on candidates wishing to apply for the Doctoral Students Programme?
This programme is open to all nationals of the CERN Member States. Nationals of the non-Member States can however apply if they have been residing in a Member State for at least the last five years (at the time of the application).
General Fellows:
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What are the nationality restrictions on candidates wishing to apply for the Fellows Programme?
There are NO nationality restrictions for candidates applying for a Fellowship. It is true that the majority of Fellows come from the Member States, but since CERN aims to attract candidates who are the best in their field, Fellows come from all over the world - we currently have Fellows from 45 different countries.
Other special programs for non-member countries:https://hr-recruit.web.cern.ch/hr-re...al/special.asp


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