Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience

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The International Einstein Foundation Doctoral Program Computational Neuroscience at the Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin) is an interdisciplinary research program involving the three Berlin Universities (TU, HU, FU), the Charité Medical Hospital, Universität Potsdam, the Max Delbrück Center, and the Max Planck Institute for Human Development.

The program is funded by the Einstein Foundation for three years (2022-2025) and was previously supported by the Research Training Group Sensory Computation in Neural Systems from (GRK 1589, until 2019) which was based at TU Berlin and, before that, by the German Ministry of Education and Research.


The program is interdisciplinary and strongly research-oriented. Understanding the functioning of the brain requires collaboration between neurobiologists, neuro-psychologists, cognitive scientists, medical researchers, computer scientists, mathematicians, physicists, and engineers, as well as active cooperation between theoretical and experimental approaches.

Our doctoral candidates learn to communicate across these diverse disciplines and work on highly challenging projects that allow them to make their own contributions to the fast growing field of neuroscience with autonomous research work. Research for the doctoral project forms the major part of the structured program, complemented by course work.

Each doctoral candidate follows an individualized curriculum and is supervised by a doctoral committee. Candidates are required to earn 15 ECTS (20 for Charité students) in advanced topics related to their research subject and 10 ECTS in general skills.

Programme von: Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Freie Universität Berlin, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin

Contact: Prof. Dr. Klaus Obermayer, Lisa Velenosi

Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin, BCCN Berlin

Contact Information
Chair: Prof. Dr. Klaus Obermayer
Coordinator: Lisa Velenosi
Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin
Philippstraße 13, House 6
10115 Berlin
Telephone: +49 30 2093-6771
Deadlines: 15th March each year
Places: 15 per year
Scholarships: No scholarships, please contact members of the BCCN Berlin for positions.