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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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Online application

The online application for DAAD Scholarships / PhD Projects beginning beginning in 2020 is now open.

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Schreibwettbewerb 2019

Schülerschreibwettbewerb 2019 der IGSN für Schülerinnen und Schüler der Bochumer weiterführenden Schulen.

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IGSN 2019 writing competition for secondary school pupils in Bochum.

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

SFB874/IGSN Conference

The 2019 SFB 874/IGSN conference took place on 9th-10th of April, 2019.

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Graduation Day 2018

The IGSN celebrated its Graduation Day on December 7th, 2018

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