MissionThe European School of Radiology (ESOR) is an institution, fulfilling the mission of the European Society of Radiology (ESR) in the field of education. One of its main goals is to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe. With its wide range of activities ESOR additionally aims to raise standards in the field of scientific radiology, to extend and coordinate teaching resources worldwide and to help young radiologists to achieve the knowledge and skills to fulfil tomorrow’s requirements.
to assist in harmonising radiological education in Europe
to support the implementation of the European Training Curricula
to kick off an interest for subspecialisation in radiology
to support the development of subspecialty fellowships in radiology through structured training
to serve professional development by continuing radiological education
to extend and coordinate educational activities in radiology in Europe and beyond
The Owl - ESOR's mascot
Latin: Strix, nuctea
The Greek owl symbolises the inner sight which penetrates and lightens the darkness of ignorance. The owl is sacred to the Greek goddess of learning and wisdom, Athena, and is depicted on Greek and Roman currency as a symbol of status, intelligence and wealth.
In ancient Egyptian, Celtic, and Hindu cultures the symbolic meaning of owl revolved around guardianship of the underworlds, being the ruler of the night, seer of souls and keeper of the spirits.
The owl’s eyes see through deception, external appearances and illusion, revealing hidden truths. Beliefs hold that the owl puts an end to doubt and offers better vision and clarity of the truth of events, and all aspects of learning.