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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.


 News & Events

18.09.2023
 

If you are interested in sustainable innovations and want to develop ideas to improve living conditions in sustainable cities and communities, join us...

11.09.2023
 

The information sessions are aimed for the candidates who want to start their journey at the University of Vienna and learn more about the conditions...

25.08.2023
 

LISAvienna is happy to collaborate with Roche Pharma in Austria and invites you to participate in the first Roche Open Innovation Day. Roche in...

21.08.2023
 

If you want to know other students as well as leading experts in primate vocal communication you are welcome to apply for the Kyoto-Vienna Autumn...

17.08.2023
 

Summer is gone only temporarily. In the hope of it returning soon, we would like to invite you to a summer edition of our informal get-togethers! As...

08.08.2023
 

The Research Training Group ‘Situated Cognition’ will start its training generation of twelve new PhD students, with the second cohort simultaneously...

 PhD Stories

 Defenses

23.05.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Learning in Times of Crisis: The Role of Basic Psychological Need Satisfaction, Intrinsic...

09.05.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology

''Mechanisms, components and promoters of innovation in birds and humans''.

11.04.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

''Political development between politicization and radicali-zation: Understanding and...

28.02.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“Think About Food: How People Form Perceptions of the Relationship Between Health and Taste...

13.01.2023
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“Reweighting of Binaural Cues: Generalizability and Applications in

Cochlear Implant...

15.11.2022
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“Beiträge zur Modellierung latenter Variablen in Multistage Designs”

 Books