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30/01/15 The fourth ARCHER Newsletter was released on 30 January 2015. Read online here

21/01/15 The second ARCHER EUROCOURSE, hosted by NRG, was held in Petten from 19-20 January 2015. Click here for more info

26/11/14 The third ARCHER Newsletter was released on 26 November 2014. Read online here

28/10/14 The ARCHER final meeting was held on 21-22 Jan 2015 at NRG in Petten (NL).

27/10/14 The High Temperature Reactor (HTR) Conference was held from 27-31 October 2014 in Weihai, Shandong Province, China. Click here for more info

29/03/14 The second Newsletter was released on 28 March 2014. Read online here

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European Commission


ARCHER final meeting

The ARCHER final meeting will be held on 21 and 22 January 2015 at NRG in Petten, The Netherlands.



19-20 January 2015, Petten (The Netherlands)

We are pleased to announce the second ARCHER EUROCOURSE, which will be held from 19-20 January 2015 in Petten, The Netherlands, just before the final project meeting.

As we have seen from the poll on the student engagement within ARCHER, a large number of students have been or are involved in ARCHER, so we kindly ask you to please spread the word and send them to this course.

In parallel to the course a poster contest for students will be organised with prizes for the best 3 posters.

The EUROCOURSE is also open to young engineers, so please also give them the opportunity to participate.

In our opinion, bringing together students, young engineers and experts will broaden the HTR technology community. It will also help to transfer the knowledge from the “oldies” to the young generation.

Further below is the preliminary course programme as well as the rules and prizes for the poster contest.

We thank you in advance,

Nicolai and Walter


Download the draft agenda here >


To register for the course please send an email to:

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with the following information:

  • First and last name of the participants
  • Email address of the participant
  • Company / university name and address

Please help us organise a successful event by sending your students and young engineers.

Poster Contest

In parallel to the EUROCOURSE a poster contest will be organised. Students are invited to present a poster. Topics should preferably range in the context of High Temperature Reactors, but topics concerning GEN IV are also accepted.

The best 3 posters will be rewarded.

The prize for the winning poster will be € 500. The prizes for the second and third place will be €300 and €200 respectively.

Please send your posters to the following email address: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

A preselection will be necessary if more than 12 posters are submitted. The final judging committee consists of the lecturers of the EUROCOURSE.


HTR 2014 Conference

Save the date!

The next High Temperature Reactor (HTR) Conference will be held from 27-31 October 2014 in Weihai, Shandong Province, China (near the construction site of HTR-PM).

More information here:


Second ARCHER Plenary meeting

The second ARCHER Plenary meeting will take place on 4-5 April 2013 in Dresden, Germany.


ICAPP 2013

14-18 April 2013, Korea

The 2013 International Congress on Advances in Nuclear Power Plants (ICAPP2013) will take place on 14-18 April 2013 in Korea. ARCHER projects results will be presented.

More information



Martin Kropik21-24 May 2013, Prague (Czech Republic)

The ARCHER project is pleased to announce the first EUROCOURSE in Prague, Czech Republic, on 21-24 May at the Technical University. It will cover all main aspects of HTR technology as well as the main findings in ARCHER. The course is for students, PhD students and young professionals, free of charge.

The preliminary agenda, flyer and poster are available for download.

This first seminar aims to provide a basic overview of HTR designs, differences with other reactor types and, in the view of the inherent safety features of HTRs, the main phenomena of core physics and thermal hydraulics in the core. Fuel and material and components and the use of HTRs in cogeneration to avoid greenhouse gas release will be covered. The course includes three days of lectures mainly given by experts members in the project and a technical visit on the fourth day at the research center in REZ.

A poster competition will run parallel to the course. Participants are encouraged to present a poster related to the V/HTR technology.

The second course is planned for summer 2014.


Registration details

To register please send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it with the following information:

  • first name and surname
  • email address
  • organisation
  • phone number (optional)
  • country

You will be informed when your registration is complete.


Executive Board meeting

30 January 2013, Paris, France - LGI


1st Plenary and 2nd Steering Committee Meetings

March 6th-7th, 2012, Jülich, Germany, FZJ

Executive Board meeting

January 10th, 2012, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, NRG

Kick-off meeting

March 14th-15th, 2011, Petten, The Netherlands, NRG
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