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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IGSN/SFB 874 Conference

The IGSN/SFB 874 Conference will take place online on April 27th and 28th, 2021. For more information and registration click here.

Mechanisms of Perception, Categorisation. Memory and Cognition

Online application

The online application for DAAD Scholarships / PhD Projects beginning beginning in 2021 is now open.

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Painting Competition 2020

Gefühlsdetektive Suprensuche im Kopf

Alle Bilder des IGSN/SFB 874 Malwettbewerbs 2020 „Hirnschmalz und Rauchende Köpfe“ werden in einer Open-Air Ausstellung in der Bochumer Innenstadt gezeigt.

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Eine Karte mit den Ausstellungsorten gibt es hier.
Hier finden Sie die Gewinnerbilder.

All pictures of the IGSN/SFB 874 Painting Competition 2020 “Brain Goo and Smoking Heads” will be exhibited in an open-air exhibition in Bochum's city centre.

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You can find a map to the exhibition places here.
You can find the winning entries here.


Career platform for female neuroscientists launched at the RUB. Click her for pictures and a report.


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