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 Sensory Encoding and the Emergence of Memory will take place on April 26th and 27th, 2022. For more information and registration click here.

Sensory Encoding and the Emergence of Memory

Online application

The online application for DAAD Scholarships in 2022 has now closed.

Thank you very much to everybody that applied.

Schreibwettbewerb 2021

Die Preise für den Schreibwettbewerb für Schüler der Sekundarstufe sind verliehen worden.

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The prizes for the writing competition for secondary school pupils have been awarded.

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


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