During the week of 6-11 May, 2018 Budapest Neutron Centre (consortium of MTA Wigner Research Centre for Physics and MTA Centre for Energy Research) hosted the 12th Central European neutron school. The objective of the school was to provide an insight into the different neutron techniques: neutron scattering, imaging and elemental analysis.
This year 27 doctoral and post-doctoral students, university students and young researchers took part on the school. They arrived from 16 different European and non-European countries, and were interested in the theoretical, and especially in the on-site practical training on the instruments.

The 10 hours theoretic lectures were given by local researchers, and by experts from European neutron centres, such as ILL Grenoble, JINR Dubna, ESS Lund, University of Vienna.
15 hours of practical work per group of five students were offered to the participants. The practical works were conducted by the local instrument scientists on the large angle and small angle diffraction instruments, reflectometer, prompt gamma and neutron activation analysis stations and at the neutron imaging station.
The participants had the opportunity to present their work on a poster and in the form of a short presentation. On the last day they received their well-earned certificates. Special awards were given to the most active participants.
The school was supported by the SINE2020, Iperion CH, Brightness and Mirrotron Ltd.