ESTRO aims at developing and promoting standards of education in radiotherapy and clinical oncology. The ESTRO School of Radiotherapy and Oncology is an international school that aims at standardising, improving and professionalising knowledge and practice in radiation oncology and associated professions in Europe and beyond.


Duties and responsibilities

ESTRO School is governed by ESTRO’s Education Council (EDC). The ESTRO Board appoints the Chair of the EDC.

Members of the EDC are:

  • Chairs of the EDC programmes
  • Representatives of all ESTRO standing committee
  • Representatives of the IAEA

Education and Programme Members list can be found here.

The guiding principles of the ESTRO School are set out in its guiding principles. The strategic priorities for the next 3 years have been set as follows:

  1. Focused and diversified educational offer,
    • Reaching out globally with live courses, complementary blended education and online resources for individual learning
    • Continuous strengthening, developing and diversifying the educational offer according to present and future needs of the community
    • Collaboration and partnerships with other organisations
  2. Lead the international recognition of Radiation Oncology / Radiotheraphy
  3. Strengthen and support ESTRO school faculties
  4. Identify gaps and duplication in Radiation Oncology education worldwide, in partnership with other organisations