The Practice has been held annually since 2004 on the initiative of the JINR University Center, Moscow Engineering Physics Institute,
Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, a number of Polish universities, and the Czech Technical University in Prague.
The participants in the Practice are graduate and postgraduate students from JINR Member States and the countries that have
agreements with JINR at the government level. Starting from 2009 the Summer Practice at JINR has been called the Ivanova Practice
in honour of the First director of the University Center, Svetlana Petrovna Ivanova.