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, University of Tromsø 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. 



The 6th annual NRSN PhD conference is open for registration! 

A perfect opportunity to meet neuroscience students from all over Norway!

Registration deadline EXTENDED: Tuesday 14th of August!  

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3rd Nordic Neuroscience Meeting, Helsinki June 2019

The 3rd Nordic Neuroscience meeting will be held in Helsinki 12-14th of June 2019. The Nordic meeting is for all neuroscientists in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Its objectives are to facilitate interactions between neighbouring countries and establish networks for future collaborations, as well as to achieve a greater knowledge of the neuroscience carried out in this part of the world.

NRSN Newsletter

Our newsletter is our main information channel. Here we announce courses, workshops, and grants available for our members and their supervisors. The newsletter is intended PhD supervisors, group leaders and course organizers in neuroscience.

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Additional funding for NRSN international training grants!

NRSN now offers international training grants of up to 40 000NOK for courses and short training stays abroad! 
More information and apply here! 

Scientific Writing Workshop 2018

The next scientific writing workshop will be held on 1.-3. of October at beautiful Soria Moria hotell outside of Oslo!

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NRSN joined NENS

FENS training available for NRSN members


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Our newsletter is intended for PhD supervisors, group leaders and course organizers in neuroscience who wish to receive regular updates on our activities and offers.

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