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.




FENS and Société des Neurosciences

invite you to submit your symposium and technical workshop proposals for #FENS2022!

Check the full list of themes at: https://forum.fens.org/proposal-submission/

Submission deadline: 20 May 2021

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 

MCCS 2020 FREE Virtual Workshop OCT 21-22

The Molecular and Cellular Cognition Society has teamed up with sister organizations, MCCS Asia and MCCS Europe, to offer three sessions of talks over the course of ~24 hours, to accommodate members from time zones around the world. Each session will include invited speakers plus speakers selected from submitted abstracts. 

Registration is FREE. Please register by Oct. 18.

MCCS-europe session will be from 9am-to 11:45am (CEST) and MCCS-USA session from 5pm to 7:25pm (CEST).

For more information and registration visit: https://molcellcog.org/mccs-2020-event 

FENS 2020 is going virtual

FENS Forum 2020 will take place as a virtual meeting on the same dates: 11 - 15 July 2020. This FENS 2020 Virtual Forum will allow delegates to access and participate in all Forum events, including Plenary and Special Lectures, symposia, poster sessions, exhibition, networking and educational events and much more.

All current registrants will automatically be transferred to the FENS 2020 Virtual Forum, with extended ‘on-demand’ access available following the Forum. New delegates can still register through the registration portal. Refunds will be offered to those delegates who cannot attend the virtual meeting. Abstract submission will reopen shortly and remain open until 18 May 2020. 

Postponement of 2020 Precision Neuroscience Conference until 2021

Due to the evolving events surrounding the COVID-19 situation, the 2020 Precision Neuroscience Conference that had been scheduled to be held in Roanoke, Virginia on May 20-22, 2020 has been postponed for Wednesday, May 19 – Friday, May 21, 2021.

EuroNeuro 2020 postponement

Due to the current situation regarding COVID-19 virus, it was decided to postpone EURONEURO 2020 congress. Save the date: it will now take place in November the 23rd, 24th and 25th, 2020.


BNA2021 Festival of Neuroscience call for submissions
Deadline = 1st March 2020

In April 2021, in partnership with the UK Dementia Research Institute, and a plethora of partners societies, the British Neuroscience Association will host its fifth Festival of Neuroscience, this time taking neuroscience to the seaside in Brighton, UK

Read the full requirements for symposium and workshop proposals

Submit your BNA2021 session proposal

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