Connecting European Neuroscience

FENS Neuroscience Schools

With a mission to support education and training of young neuroscientists FENS offers a recurrent programme of state-of-the-art European schools on timely topics in neuroscience.

Upcoming Schools 


FENS-SfN Summer School

FENS-Hertie Winter School 


What they say about the Schools 

“These schools happen in a very relaxed setting where people can think outside the box." [...]
Prof. Oscar Marin (King's College London, UK), Scientific co-chair of the FENS SfN Summer School 2014. Read more here.

“It is an exceptional opportunity for the students to be in a place like this where they can concentrate on the topic and meet great speakers who are available for them.” 
Prof. Emiliana Borrelli (Universiry of California Irivine, USA), Scientific co-chair of the FENS SfN Summer School 2015. Read more here.

“Given the small group size of relevant peers and the willingness of the speakers to discuss ideas, the school was a great forum for exchanging ideas, networking, disseminating our research, discussing how to progress in a research career and for getting some hints and tips on techniques.” [...]
Aidan Kaar, student - FENS SfN Summer School 2015. Read more here.



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CHET Committee

The Committee of Higher Education and Training (CHET) was created in July 2014 from the merge of two previous committees: NENS and Schools committees.


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Boost your technical skills

The following Cajal hands-on courses are open for application:

Behaviour of Neural Systems
15 July – 4 August 2018

Deadline: 2 April

Computational Neuroscience
12 August – 1 September 2018

Deadline: 2 April

Advanced Imaging Methods for Cellular Neuroscience
10-28 September 2018

Deadline: 14 May



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Interview with Roger Barker

Prof. Roger Barker, one of the faculty members at the FENS SfN Summer School 2015 on Shared mechanisms and specificity in neurodegenerative diseases, explains his views on the school and shares his experience in this interview.

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