Welcome at the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behaviour and Neuroscience


The VDS CoBeNe is one of four Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna established in March 2016. It aims to foster interdisciplinary interactions between research groups in cognitive-, behavioural- and neurosciences at University of Vienna through a coordinated, structured and internationally recognized PhD education.
The mission of the VDS CoBeNe is to enhance academic and professional development of PhD candidates, to advance intellectual communication and scholarship across disciplines and to promote cultural diversity, scientific integrity and international collaboration.

© Universität Wien/Barbara Mair

Hearings for two positions

Two hearings will take place end of January/beginning of February 2018:

On 29 and 30 January 2018 the one for the Tenure Track Position at Konrad Lorenz Forschungsstelle Grünau, on 1 and 2 February 2018 the one for the Professorship Neurobiology.

Please find the detailed program while clicking on the links.

Cross Disciplinary Seed Grants Awarded

Thank you to each of those PhD fellows who have applied for our first Cross Disciplinary Seed Grant call 2017! After careful consideration of the evaluation and written recommendation of the interdisciplinary jury, we decided to honor all three accepted applications due to their ranking:

  1. Lisa A. Rosenberger, Jürgen Goller and Martina Stocker: "Effects of Free Partner Choice and Facial Attractiveness on Cooperation and Testosterone Reactivity"
  2. Jessie Adriaense and Vedrana Slipogor: "Empathy and personality in common marmosets (Callithrix jacchus): a multi-method approach"
  3. Vinoth Babu Veedin Rajan: "Platynereis cOpsin1 - Solar vs Lunar Light sensor"

Our Office

You can find our office at Althanstraße 14, Department of Cognitive Biology, 1090 Vienna.