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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

21.07.2023
 

Annika is a postdoc in Alex Schier’s lab, Biozentrum, the University of Basel and studies the evolution of behaviour in African cichlids.

04.07.2023
 

The Vienna Doctoral School in Cognition, Behavior and Neuroscience (VDS CoBeNe) from Biology to Psychology and the Humanities warmly welcomes you at...

29.06.2023
 

Funding agencies such as FFG Expedition Zukunft are highlighting the importance of the research impact in their application guidlines. The United...

27.06.2023
 

We are excited to invite you to get together for a round of drinks and chats with your fellow PhD students again. Everyone is welcome to join and...

14.06.2023
 

We would like to invite all of the Life Sciences PhD candidates and Master students to a digital roundtable event with the new data steward, Dr. Emily...

13.06.2023
 

Prof. Leslea Hlusko, from UC Berkeley and the Spanish National Research Centre for Human Evolution (CENIEH), will give a role model seminar for early...

 PhD Stories

 Defenses

10.10.2022
 

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“Entscheidungsfindung im onkologischen Kontext. Ein multiperspektivischer Ansatz”

30.09.2022
 

PhD Defense of Mario Gallego-Abenza, 30.09.2022, 17:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology.

"Social cognition and fission-fusion dynamics in non-breeder Common ravens (Corvus corax)”

30.09.2022
 

PhD Defense of Magdalena Boch: 30.09.2022, 15:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology.

"How dogs and humans perceive and understand each other: a comparative neuroimaging...

29.09.2022
 

PhD Defense of Claudia Massaccesi: 29.09.2022, 16:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

"Neurobiology and state-dependency of human social affiliation: behavioural,...

27.09.2022
 

PhD Defense of Ada Sil Patterer 27.09.2022, 17:30

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology

“The social environment of work: An investigation of relatedness needs,

social support,...

31.08.2022
 

PhD Defense of Sophie Oczlon: 31.08.2022, 11:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology.

“Cultural Diversity in the Classroom - the Role of the Classroom Context in the...

 Books