Objectives of the HBP Education Programme Objectives of the HBP Education Programme

Objective 1: Provide young European scientists with transdisciplinary knowledge and skills

Objective 2: Connect young researchers wihin the HBP and beyond

Objective 3: Build awareness of the project's work and results

Target Groups Target Groups

The target groups of the HBP Education Programme are: 

  • Master students already carrying out research
  • PhD students
  • Researchers who have received their doctoral degree within the past three years at the time of their application for training

With regard to the target groups, the HBP Education Programme does not differentiate whether they are affiliated with the HBP or not.

Educational activities for the scientific community Educational activities for the scientific community

The HBP Education Programme offers various training opportunities, including workshops and schools.

The Education Programme is currently defining a transdisciplinary curriculum for graduate students that consists of 5 courses:

  • ICT for non-specialists
  • Brain medicine for non-specialists
  • Neurobiology for non-specialists
  • Research, ethics and societal impact
  • Intellectual Property Rights, translation & exploitation of research

The courses aim at addressing students outside their area of specialisation (e.g. neuroscience for computer scientists). This is complemented by offering training in transversal competencies relevant to the project's goals such as research ethics, broader ethical issues raised by scientific research, IPR management, legal and oorganisational solutions for exploiting project results etc. Each course will be completed by a face-to-face workshop that will take place in late June and early July 2017.

  • Annual student conference

Educational events planned for the SGA1 period Educational events planned for the SGA1 period

Educational events organised by the HBP Education Programme Office between 1 April 2016 and 31 March 2018:
  • Young researchers event, Simulations on different scales of space and time, 12 April 2016, Budapest, Hungary
  • 3rd HBP Education SchoolFuture Neuroscience, ‘The multiscale brain: from genes to behaviour', 28 November -4 December 2016, Obergurgl, Austria.
  • 1st HBP Student Conference, Transdisciplinary Research Linking Neuroscience, Brain Medicine and Computer Science, 8-10 February 2017, Vienna, Austria
  • 4th HBP SchoolFuture Computing, Brain Science and Artificial Intelligence, 12-18 June 2017, Obergurgl, Austria - application is open!
  • 1st HBP Curriculum Workshop Series:
    • ICT for non-specialists, 21-23 June 2017, EITN, Paris, France
    • Neurobiology for non-specialists, 3-5 July 2017, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
    • Brain medicine for non-specialists, 5-7 July 2017, Medical University Innsbruck, Austria
    • Research, Ethics and Societal Impact, 10-12 July 2017, Karolinska Institute, Stockholm, Sweden
    • Intellectual Property Rights, Translation and Exploitation of Research, 17-19 July 2017, Villa Toskana, Leimen, Germany

      Application for all five workshops is open!
  • 5th HBP SchoolFuture Medicine, 27 November – 3 December 2017, Obergurgl, Austria
  • 2nd HBP Student Conference, 14-16 February 2018, Vienna, Austria

Check out on educational events open for application and registration and past educational events respectively.

HBP Education Programme Committee HBP Education Programme Committee

The HBP Education Programme Committee acts as an advisory board and consists of the following members:

Egidio D'Angelo (Università de Pavia, Italy)
Paolo del Guidice (Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome, Italy)
Markus Diesmann (FZ Jülich, Germany)
Simon Eickhoff (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)
Gaute Einevoll (Universitetet for Miljo-og Biovitenskap, Norway)
Kevin Grimes (Karolinska Institutet, Sweden)
Sonja Grün (FZ Jülich, Germany)
Jeanette Hellgren-Kotaleski (Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Sweden)
Mira Marcus-Kalish (Tel Aviv University, Israel)
David Lester (The University of Manchester, UK)
Francesco Pavone (Laboratorio Europeo per la Spettroscopia Non-lineare, Italy)
Alberto Redolfi (Fatebenefratelli, Italy)
Eduardo Ros (Universidad de Granada, Spain)
Maria-Ribera Sancho (Barcelona Supercomputing Centre, Spain)
Andrea Santuy (Deputy Student Representative - Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)
Alois Saria (HBP Education Programme Director - Medical University Innsbruck, Austria)
Nikola Simidjievski (Student Representative - Institut Jozef Stefan, Slovenia)