Connecting European Neuroscience

Bertinoro & Obergurgl

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), taking place in Bertinoro (Italy), and the FENS Winter School in collaboration with the Hertie Foundation, in Obergurgl (Austria).


The University Residential Centre of Bertinoro (Ce.U.B.) is active since 1994 in the field of vocational training, conferences, congresses and lectures. Ce.U.B. is a a vocational training centre of the University of Bologna and it is located in the ancient town of Bertinoro (Forlì-Cesena). Ce.U.B. provides Italian and foreign Universities, companies, conference agencies and individuals with extensive conference and lodging facilities. During the past years, Ce.U.B. has gained a lot of experience, at national and international level, allowing the Centre to fully support agencies, private and public institutions to plan or to organize their courses and events.



The history of the University Centergoes back to 1951, when three former customs buildings were converted for use by the Obergurgl federal Sports Center and Innsbruck University's Alpine Research Center.

That marked the beginning of a focus on sport and science with international participation. Famous mountain guides, ski instuctors and researchers worked here and made many major contributions to sport and science in the Alps.

Today's international center of sport, research and conferences still radiates this historical charm.