Connecting European Neuroscience

FENS Schools Partners

Two first-rate annual neuroscience schools are implemented in collaboration with longstanding partners of FENS: the FENS Summer School in cooperation with the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and the FENS Winter School in collaboration with the Hertie Foundation.

Our partners


The Hertie Foundation is based on the life’s work of its founder, Georg Karg, owner of the Hertie Waren- und Kaufhaus department stores, who died in 1972. He was a man who felt a duty not only towards the company and its employees, but also towards the common good, to which he dedicated his fortune. His life and work are a model and a benchmark for the foundation’s work. The assets belonging to the Hertie Foundation are dedicated to the common good, making them similar to public funds. This gives the foundation a mission and a duty, so it is swift to act and innovative, and also cost-conscious and efficient.


The Society for Neuroscience is the world’s largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to understanding the brain and nervous system. The nonprofit organization, founded in 1969, now has nearly 40,000 members in more than 90 countries and 130 chapters worldwide.