International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain
Medical and Health SciencesSocial SciencesPsychology

The Erasmus Mundus doctoral Program International Doctorate for Experimental Approaches to Language And Brain (IDEALAB) is a laboratory-based program offered jointly by an international consortium of 19 EU and non-EU institutions. Its aim is to train doctoral candidates to meet the new scientific challenges in a rapidly developing field and conduct original and independent research on experimental and clinical aspects of language and the brain in unimpaired populations of adults and children as well as in language impaired children and adults.


The three-year IDEALAB program is module-based with a fully-integrated curriculum. Every doctoral candidate receives training in research and transferable skills at a summer school and annual winter schools in the following areas:

  • Publication & Presentation
  • Employment
  • Technological & Research Methods

IDEALAB aims to equip candidates to become genuinely international researchers by providing them with the benefits of experience across different laboratories and international settings. Candidates typically spend most of the doctoral phase at their own universities, visiting one or two other universities during a mobility period lasting 6-12 months. In addition, candidates may spend up to three months at one of the associated partners in the health or education sector or in one of the neuroimaging labs.

programme  european union Prof. Dr Barbara Höhle Anja Papke

Erasmus Mundus, laboratory-based, language, brain

Contact Information

Prof. Dr. Barbara Höhle
Anja Papke
Universität Potsdam
Faculty of Human Sciences
Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 24-25
14476 Golm
+49 (0)331 977 29 31
31th January 2020
no fixed number
8 - 9 per year
Universität Potsdam