Summer School in Neuroscience

Summer School in Neuroscience

NRSN offers an annual summer school that provides PhD students with theoretical and practical research training in current forefront areas of neuroscience. The summer school is organized each year by a different research institution in Norway, drawing on local expertise combined with contributions from international faculty. The summer school is intended for PhD students in neuroscience, and priority will be given to members of NRSN. Other participants may be accepted if there are still places available.


2023 summer school

AI in Neuroscience

Sirdal Høyfjellshotell, outside Stavanger 

21-24 August 2023

The summer school aims to provide an enriching experience for early career researchers by offering an opportunity to network with peers and senior researchers while engaging in stimulating discussions on current research topics. With the support of distinguished academics from various fields, participants will gain a deeper understanding of their research area and develop valuable skills for their future careers. In addition to the academic program, the summer school will incorporate various social activities such as hiking and exploring the breathtaking scenery of the surrounding mountains. This will provide participants with the chance to relax and recharge, while also fostering a sense of community and collaboration among participants.

Sirdal høyfjellshotell provides the perfect setting for our program, with its scenic location and comfortable amenities. The hotel's facilities and services, including conference rooms, catering, and accommodation, will ensure a seamless and enjoyable experience for all participants. 

The AI in Neuroscience Summer Schoolis a four-dayintensive program that seeks to bring together leading experts in the field of Cognitive Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence (AI) to explore the current and emerging advances and applications of AI within neuroscience research. The program will provide an opportunity for participants to gain in-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in the use of AI within neuroscience. It is intended for those with some knowledge of either AI or neuroscience (or both) who want to gain a deeper understanding of the field, as well as those who are new to AI and wish to explore its potential applications in neuroscience.


  • The main objectiveof this summer school is to provide participants with an understanding of the potential applications of AI within neuroscience, as well as the challenges and opportunities associated with the implementation of AI in neuroscience research.
  • It will providean opportunity for students and professionals to learn how to apply AI algorithms in neuroscience research and to gain experience in the development of AI-based solutions for diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.

Registration and more information to come. 

2022 summer school

Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience

Dates: 20th July - 5th August 2022

Place: Fred Kavli Science Center, Eresfjord, Norway

Computational Neuroscience and Inference from data are disciplines that extensively use tools from Mathematics and Physics to understand the behavior of model neuronal networks and analyze data from real experiments. Due to its interdisciplinary nature and the complexity of the neuronal networks, the list of techniques that are borrowed from Physics and Mathematics is an extensive one. Although using tools from standard curriculum of Physics, Mathematics and Engineering is common, more advanced research requires methods and techniques that are not usually covered in any single discipline. 

To fill in this gap, this summer school covers some of the most important methods used in computational neuroscience research through both main lectures and scientific seminars (5-6 main lectures per topic and 1-2 seminars by each invited seminar speaker).

Organizers: Yasser Roudi, Ivan Davidovich and Benjamin Dunn, Chewy (Chief Security Officer)

Applications will open soon. More information can be found here.


Past summer schools


Mathematical Methods in Computational Neuroscience

15th July - 15th August 2020


Understanding the behaviour in animal models

2nd - 6th of September 2019

Molecular Genetic Tools for the Study of Neural Circuits

11th - 18th August 2019


Circadian rhythms and sleep

Organized by the faculty of Psychology at UiB, Bergen, August 2017

Neural Circuits and Behavior

Organized by the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, Trondheim, August 2017


Neural Circuits and Behavior 

Organized by the Kavli Institute for Systems Neuroscience at NTNU, Trondheim, 21-28 August 2016

Translational Animal Models in Neuroscience

Tromsø, 8-12 August 2016


Understanding Measurements in Neuroscience

Organized by Centre for Integrative Neuroplasticity (CINPLA) at the University of Oslo, 16-22 August 2015