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International Graduate School of Neuroscience

The International Graduate School of Neuroscience (IGSN) offers an english language PhD-programme in all aspects of neuroscience from the molecular level to higher cognitive functions.

The IGSN was founded in October 2001 as an initiative of the Northrhine-Westfalian government to provide a forum for PhD candidates with superior academic track records. The IGSN offers an international network of renowned scientists, world leading supervisors and provides an excellent scientific environment.

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The IGSN provides PhD-students with a comprehensive and multidisciplinary research training programme in basic, cognitive, clinical, and computational neuroscience. A key goal of IGSN is to give PhD students the opportunity to conduct high level research in a nurturing educational environment, that equips them to work in a multidisciplinary manner in the neuroscience field.

A fast-track international PhD in Neuroscience (completed within 3 years) together with additional training in management and complementary skills is aimed to produce a new generation of young neuroscientists that can compete at the highest level, both professionally and internationally.

IGSN Calendar

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Visit to Bayer

IGSN students visited the Research Campus of Bayer HealthCare in Wuppertal.

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Schreibwettbewerb 2015

Schülerschreibwettbewerb 2015 der IGSN für Schülerinnen und Schüler der Bochumer weiterführenden Schulen.

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IGSN 2015 writing competition for secondary school pupils in Bochum.

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Movie at the IBRO-World Congress

The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) presents the Research Department of Neuroscience and the IGSN at its 9th World Congress in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from July 7th-11th 2015.

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BlauPause 2015

The Ruhr University is celebrating its 50th birthday!

On June 6th, the IGSN was part of the 'BlauPause' which saw a five-kilometer stretch of the Universitätsstraße closed to traffic and turned into a party district.

More than 100,000 people joined the event!

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See which members are associated with which areas of research or find a PhD project. Click here for this new feature.


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