The Norwegian Neuroscience Society was founded on 23 April 2014 and is registered in the Brønnøysund Registry Centre under the Norwegian name Norsk Nevrovitenskapelig Forening (org. nr. 913 222 369). NNS represents a continuation of the former Norsk Nevrobiologisk Selskap.

NNS is governed by a Council of representatives from all main neuroscience research institutions in Norway: University of Oslo (UiO), University of Bergen (UiB), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU), UiT - The Arctic University of Norway, and University of Stavanger (UiS). Council members are elected among all members every four years.
The NNS secretariat is currently hosted by NTNU.

Current council members (2022 - )

Ioanna Sandvig, NTNU (President)
Marianne Fyhn, UiO (Secretary General)
Rune Enger, UiO
Janne Grønli, UiB (Treasurer)
Karsten Specht, UiB
Jonathan Whitlock, NTNU


The statutes of NNS were approved during the constituting Council meeting on 23 April 2014.
View the full statutes here.



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 



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


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:

Available positions


Available jobs within neuroscience are posted at