Education Programme

The HBP Education Programme coordinates multi-disciplinary training for early-career scientists working on the frontiers of brain research, cognitive neuroscience, and brain-inspired computing.

Students at the Young Researchers Event in April 2016. © Human Brain Project 2016 / Arantxa Cedillo

Training is provided in disciplines outside students' areas of specialisation (e.g. neuroscience for computer scientists), as well as in other subjects complementary to the HBP (e.g. research ethics, IPR management, legal and organisational solutions for exploiting project results).

Upcoming Events

First HBP Student Conference

Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science

8—10 February 2017, Vienna, Austria

Fourth HBP School

Future Computing—Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence

12—18 June 2017, Obergurgl University Centre, Austria.

1st HBP Curriculum Workshop Series

21-23 June 2017, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette
3-5 July 2017, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
5-7 July 2017, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
10-12 July 2017, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
17-19 July 2017, Heidelberg, Germany

A comprehensive list of upcoming events is available here.

Types of Training available

The HBP Education Programme offers various training opportunities, including online courses, workshops and schools.

HBP Curriculum

The Education Programme is currently defining a transdisciplinary curriculum for graduate students that consists of five courses:

Three courses teach science for non-specialists in the disciplines neuroscience, medicine and ICT, and two more courses teach the complementary subjects of ethics and IPR. The first teaching cycle will start in January 2017.

Each course will be completed by a face-to-face workshop that will take place in late June and early July 2017.

HBP Schools

HBP Schools are short, advanced courses that focus on the disciplines neuroscience, brain medicine and ICT. The schools provide lecture-based training from experienced scientists. Hands-on tutorials (e.g. in software use and soft skills) are also part of the schools.

For more information on past and future HBP Schools, please visit the HBP Education Programme website.

Target Groups

  • Master's students already carrying out research
  • PhD students
  • Researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the past three years at the time of their application for training.

With regard to the target groups, the HBP Education Programme does not differentiate whether they are affiliated with the HBP or not.

Participation of young female investigators is highly encouraged!

Online Learning Material

Over 150 video lectures and student lightening talks from HBP Education Programme events are publicly available on the HBP Education Programme website. Where possible, supporting documents are also provided.