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).
Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science
8—10 February 2017, Vienna, Austria
Future Computing—Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence
12—18 June 2017, Obergurgl University Centre, Austria.
1st HBP Curriculum Workshop Series
A comprehensive list of upcoming events is available here.
Types of Training available
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 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.
- 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.