Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN)

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) works to coordinate and improve educational activities for PhD candidates in neuroscience.  By combining the specific expertise of four partner institutions (NTNU, University of Oslo, University of Bergen and Norwegian University of Life Sciences), NRSN aims to facilitate the PhD research training that will enable the next generation of Norwegian-trained neuroscientists to face the great challenges and opportunities in the field.

NRSN is funded by the Norwegian Research Council, with an annual budget of around 3 mill NOK. The NRSN board is composed of representatives from all partner institutions, and the daily management is hosted by the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU.

Membership in NRSN is open to all neuroscience PhD candidates who are working at a Norwegian institution, including research program medical students. Registered members keep all formal affiliations to their home institution and research group: NRSN represents a supplement to the existing PhD programs in Norway.

Apply for membership (for PhD candidates)

Sign up for our newsletter (for supervisors and course organizers)


We offer:

  • PhD courses  – ECTS accredited courses in a broad range of topics, based on the partners' expertise
  • Annual PhD conference –  organized by and for PhD candidates
  • Summer school – intensive, targeted courses with international faculty
  • Training in generic skills – courses in scientific writing, presentation, innovation, and communication.
  • Travel- and accommodation grants – available to all NRSN members who participate in our activities
  • Funding of courses and events – development of new PhD courses, seminars, and invitation of international guest lecturers

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News and events

Thanks to all members who participated in the 2nd National PhD Conference in Neuroscience and contributed to making this event a successful scientific meeting! We hope you enjoyed the conference as much as we did, and that we will see you again next year!

We also congratulate this year's award winners:

Asgeir Kobro-Flatmoen, NTNU (Best oral presentation 2014)
Ashraf Pakzad, UiB (Best blitz presentation 2014)
Ane Charlotte Christensen, UiO (Best poster 2014)

Workshop on innovation and career planning: 5-6 November 2014 in Oslo, organized in collaboration with Nansen Neuroscience Network.
Link to program and registration (pdf).

Travel- and accomodation grants are available for the following PhD courses: 
- Essentials of Neurophysiology (UiO)
- Integrated Neuroscience (UiB)
- Computational Neuroscience  (NMBU)