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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

24.04.2023
 

We look forward to the talk from Dr. Markus Boeckle, "Self-Management and Well-Being for Early Career Researchers" on the 24th of April 2023,...

21.04.2023 11:46
 

Summer school combined with the writing retreat is a 5 day event suitable for PhDs and early Post Docs in Psychology, which is taking place in Spital...

19.04.2023
 

Neuroinformatics Colloquium by Frederic Dehais, 20.4.23, 16:30

Towards the Development of ''Transparent'' Brain-Computer Interface

18.04.2023
 

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...

17.04.2023
 

Are you an early career researcher struggling to balance work and personal life, feeling overwhelmed or lacking self-confidence? VDS CoBeNe cares...

16.04.2023
 

Researches who would like to present their topic to a new audience are invited to participate in the Children's University activities 2023.

 PhD Stories

 Defenses

25.02.2022
 

PhD Defense of Markus Wrbouschek: 03.03.2022, 13:30

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology.

“Moods in Transition”

26.01.2022
 

PhD Defense of Camilo Rodríguez Lopez: 23.02.2022, 17:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology.

“Examining the mechanisms underlying territorial tradeoffs in a Neotropical poison frog:...

25.11.2021
 

PhD Defense of Alexander Haselgruber: 14.12.2021, 11:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Field of Research: Psychology

“Cumulative Childhood Trauma and Foster Children’s Complex Psychopathology: A Special...

25.11.2021
 

PhD Defense of Katharina Sölva, 29.11.2021, 09:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology.

“Resilience in children and adolescents in foster care: Risk assessment, adaptation, and...

18.11.2021
 

PhD Defense of Theresa Matzinger: 24.11.2021, 14:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Biology.

"The role of prosody in language learning, language change and language evolution"

 

15.11.2021
 

PhD Defense of Katja Kerman: 22.11.2021, 14:00

Public Defense in the Doctoral Research Field: Psychology.

“When Work Enters the Off-Job Time: Implications for Employee Health and Well-Being”

 Books