On 05 October 2020, Wave 1 of the INTEREST programme was officially started. It is being attended by 24 participants from Cuba, Czech Republic, Egypt, France, India, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Uzbekistan.

In September 2020, the JINR University Centre will launch a new programme for students from all over the world. It is called INTEREST, an abbreviation of the English “INTErnational REmote Student Training”. The Programme will allow students to get acquainted with activities of the Institute and conduct research projects remotely, without leaving home.

On 6 — 8 August 2020, JINR will participate in the second stage of the International Geek Picnic Online Festival dedicated to science and advanced technology. The enhanced universe of Geek Picnic Online 2.0 with new stages welcomes its visitors 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm. JINR will participate in this festival as a partner having new speakers and activities.

On 07 September 2020, the JINR University Centre launched a specific purpose English course for the staff members of the Design Engineering Department of DLNP. The programme of the course was developed in accordance with the request of the Department connected with their participation in the international collaborations at JINR and CERN.

On 27 June and 06-08 August 2020, for the first time in history, the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research took part in the virtual Festival of Science and Technology GEEK PICNIC. The event was held for the 10th time, but this year – in a completely new format.

On 15 July 2020, Vice-Rector and Acting Director of Landau Phystech School of the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) A. A. Voronov visited JINR.