Vienna Doctoral School: "Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience"


The mission of the Vienna Doctoral School "Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience" (CoBeNe) is to enhance academic and professional development of graduate students, advance intellectual communication and scholarship across disciplines, and promote cultural diversity, scientific integrity, and international collaboration.


The strategic aims are:

  • to bring together top PhD candidates and supervisors from different fields and thereby enhance trans-disciplinary academic quality in both Cognitive Science and Neuroscience
  • to form an internationally recognized critical mass, optimizing the efficiency and quality of PhD education and supervision
  • to prepare excellent young scientists for a research career at internationally competitve level
  • to enable interdisciplinary transfer of technologies, methods and concepts between disciplines, encouraging young researchers to leave their comfort zone and think outside the box and
  • to provide a general structure for vivid discussions between VDS members and enhance mobility of PhD members through lab visits and participations in international conferences and workshops.


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