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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

30.03.2023
 

This summer school aims to bring together renowned scientists, postdocs, doctoral researchers and interested master students to discuss a great...

28.03.2023
 

Papers in all disciplines of social sciences, humanities and law are eligible for submission.

26.03.2023
 

The summer school establishes an interdisciplinary approach to understand, examine and address the negotiations that determine current and future...

22.03.2023
 

Online training on transversal issues for Early-Career Researches

Several training sessions are available online on transversal issues for Early-Career Researches.

20.03.2023
 

Seven public lectures from the Vienna CogSciHub environment will take place in the summer semester 2023 as part of the Young Science event series at...

15.03.2023
 

The Philosophy and Mathematics of Situated Agency conference aims to bring together thinkers in the fields of cognitive science, philosophy of mind,...

 PhD Stories

 Defenses

14.09.2021
 

PhD Defense of Birgit Pöhn: 22.09.2021, 10:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Molecular Biology.

"Molecular Aspects of reproductive timing on different timescales in marine...

07.09.2021
 

PhD Defense of Theresa Zekoll: 21.09.2021, 10:45

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Molecular Biology.

"Analysis of non-visual opsins in the Medaka fish brain"

03.08.2021
 

PhD Defense of Maria Velkova: 09.09.2021, 16:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology.

"Identification of the Caenorhabditis elegans RMI2 homolog RMIF-2 and its role in the...

31.05.2021
 

PhD Defense of Jessie Adriaense: 10.06.2021, 14:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology, focus Natural Sciences.

"An interdisciplinary investigation of the ultimate and proximate...

24.05.2021
 

PhD Defense of Jane Boddy: 31.05.2021, 10:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Art History

"Hypersensitivity. Universalist Strategies in Endell, Avenarius and Kandinsky, 1890–1920" ...

14.04.2021
 

PhD Defense of Raffaela Lesch: 29.04.2021, 17:00

Public Defese in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology.

"Tame Voices: An investigation into human-animal communication and the effects of artificial...

 Books