Participating Institutions

In Tübingen, neuroscience research and training is ‘without boundaries’:

  • it is interdisciplinary – it bridges gaps between traditionally separated disciplines,
  • it is interfaculty – it involves the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Medicine, including the University Clinics, and
  • it is interinstitutional – the University of Tübingen, the University Clinics, and several local, extra-university institutions are networked and cooperate in various research centres.

These three ‘inters’ are embodied in Tübingen’s joint platform of neuroscience, the Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), which forms ties with many partner institutions within and without the University (find a full overview here: Institutions & Centres). The CIN and its partner institutions form the fundament and setting in which the Graduate Training Centre (GTC) is embedded, taking full advantage of the lively neuroscience research community, the large international faculty of renowned scientists, and the state-of-the-art facilities.

In addition to their contributions in ‘theoretical and practical education’, the participating institutions also support the GTC financially.  This allows for providing scholarships to international masters students, travel money for doctoral students, and hiring of specialists to teach specific doctoral courses, amongst others.