About us

The Norwegian Research School in Neuroscience (NRSN) is one of ten research schools funded by the Norwegian Research Council for an eight-year period, starting in spring 2013. NRSN is coordinated by the Faculty of Medicine, NTNU. Professor Menno Witter at the Norwegian Brain Center/Kavli Institute of Systems Neuroscience at NTNU is the director of the school.

NRSN brings together the expertise of neuroscientists from all partner institutions: NTNU, University of Oslo, University of Bergen and the Norwegian University of Life Sciences. The NRSN also has an extensive international network.

The main objective of the research school is to coordinate and complement existing educational activities with the partner and affiliated institutions, thereby providing additional training to PhD students covering genetic, molecular, and cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, clinical neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience and neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurophilosophy, developmental neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and neuroinformatics.

The NRSN annual budget is about 3 mill NOK, made available through a grant from the Norwegian Research Council.