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The Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) was granted in 2016 as one of the first Doctoral Schools at the University of Vienna, and was based in the Faculty of Life Sciences. After integrating in 2020 the Faculty of Psychology, as well as researchers in the humanities, the VDS is now a major interdisciplinary Doctoral School at the University of Vienna. CoBeNe combines the strength of four main research areas: Psychological Science, Behavioral & Cognitive Biology, Neuroscience, and the Cognitive Humanities.

The aim of the VDS CoBeNe is to foster structured doctoral education at the University of Vienna and to create an environment supporting interdisciplinary research and research training. The school integrates excellent existing research centers in Cognition, Behavior, and Neuroscience in Vienna. These centers were previously mostly independent, and range from molecular/cellular/developmental biology to psychological sciences and the humanities.

The mission of the Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience is to enhance academic and professional development of graduate students, advance intellectual communication and scholarship across disciplines, and promote cultural diversity, scientific integrity, and international collaboration.


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 News & Events

17.01.2024
 

The Doctoral School of Computer Science is inviting master or bachelor students to apply for the position of Student Assistant.

01.12.2023
 

This year our doctoral school together with VDSEE and VDS-MES will join to celebrate the Christmas spirit together at the joint Christmas party!

06.11.2023
 

We are enthusiastic about the beginning of the winter semester and would like to invite you to our CoBeNe get together! It is a relaxing and friendly...

03.11.2023
 

Early career researchers of the Faculty of Psychology who started their careers in the last year are invited to the onbording event of the ECRs (early...

02.11.2023
 

Funding to support five researchers to conduct short international lab visits to study how environments influence early brain development.

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02.11.2023
 

PhD candidates are organizing and inviting you to join the 20th VBC PhD Symposium “A Mixtape of Science” on 09th & 10th November 2023 at the Vienna...

 PhD Stories

 Defenses

15.12.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research field: Psychology

“Art and Engagement: The Role of the Body in Art Experience”

07.12.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Emotions in Political Learning''

17.11.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Social contact as a basic human need: investigation of social reward and social isolation...

09.10.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Methodological, conceptual and contextual extensions of implicit beliefs''

25.09.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology

''How dogs and wolves perceive their environment and humans''

19.09.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Human Resource Management in times of crises: Employee support, attraction, and...

 Books