Mission and goals

Mission and goals

The aim of the Norwegian Neuroscience Society is to stimulate progress in neuroscience through representation of all related disciplines and practices in Norway, facilitate neuroscience research and education, and make information about neuroscience research and applications available to the general population.

Our main goals

  • Promoting the study and understanding of the development, structure, and function of the nervous system in health and disease;
  • Encouraging and facilitating multidisciplinary communication and collaboration in basic, applied, and translational neuroscience;
  • Formally representing the neurosciences in Norway at the Federation of European Neuroscience Societies (FENS) and other relevant regional and international fora, including a Nordic neuroscience meeting to be organized every odd year;
  • Promoting the dissemination of knowledge to those interested in neuroscience and related disciplines as well as to the general public through appropriate channels;
  • Assisting in the training of neuroscientists and other professionals engaged in neuroscience teaching and research;
  • Representing the interests of neuroscientists in Norway vis-à-vis appropriate Norwegian institutions, including legislators, policymakers, the press, and funding agencies engaged in supporting and promoting neuroscience research and education.



AD/PD™ 2023 International Conference on Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s Diseases and related neurological disorders


The members of Norwegian Neuroscience Society are welcome to submit their abstract before the upcoming deadline September 21, 2021.  

Link to Abstract Topics

Link to Abstract Submission

 As a global leader in finding solutions for patients with Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and related neurodegenerative diseases, the AD/PD™ Conference is the ideal platform to expose research to an international audience. Presenting a poster or oral presentation offers unrivaled opportunities for global research collaboration and career development.


The accepted abstracts will be given the opportunity to take the stage physically in Gothenburg or remotely online.

The 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting postponed to 2023

Due to the pandemic, the 2021 Nordic Neuroscience Meeting has been postponed and will be held in Denmark in 2023

NNS is a proud signatory of the #ALBADeclaration on Equity and Inclusion.

The Declaration represents our commitment to make science more inclusive. Sign the Declaration at www.alba.network/declaration 



Open letter on the Future of Research in Europe made a difference

Thanks to all supporters of the open letter on #futureofresearch. 27th November 2019, the Von der Leyen commision revealed the definitive title for commisioner Mariya Gabriel, which now explicitly mentions research, education and culture. For more information visit https://www.futureofresearch.eu/


Launch of the ALBA Network


Recently founded by a group of international leading scientists, the ALBA Network aims to promote equality and diversity in brain sciences. Professor Carmen Sandi, FENS President and Chair of the ALBA Steering Committee, would like to encourage all brain scientists to join the Network. For more information, please visit the ALBA Network website: www.alba.network

Available positions


Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at Jobbnorge.no