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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.

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Graduation Day 2017

The IGSN celebrated its Graduation Day on December 8th, 2017

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Schreibwettbewerb 2017

Die Gewinner des Sch├╝lerschreibwettbewerbs 2017 wurden auf dem Graduation Day der IGSN ausgezeichnet.

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Bilder von der Preisverleihung finden Sie hier.

The prizes for the writing competition for secondary school pupils were awarded at the IGSN Graduation Day 2017.

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Online application

The online application for PhD projects beginning in 2018 is now open.

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150th PhD in neuroscience

The IGSN recently awarded its 150th PhD in neuroscience

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Lab Stay in Shanghai

The scientific sun is rising in the East.

Read PhD student Daniel's travel report from his lab stay in Shanghai.

SFB874/IGSN Conference

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A cultural trip to Bonn

A cultural day out in Bonn on the invitation of Advisory Board member Dr. Paul Rheinländer

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