Connecting European Neuroscience

FENS Neuroscience Schools

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

See here FENS statement regarding the COVID-19 developments

Upcoming Schools

FENS-Hertie Winter School 2021

FENS Summer School
Artificial and natural computations for sensory perception: what is the link?, Bertinoro, Italy. 
Due to the COVID-19, the Summer School had to be cancelled in 2021. Dates in 2022 to be confirmed.


What they say about the Schools 

"I've never attended such a great school! I met a group of wonderful people. I left the school not only with more knowledge, but also with many new contacts and ideas for my future. Everything was perfect." 
Matías Alloatti, participant of the FENS SfN Summer School 2019. 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 (University of California Irivine, USA), Scientific co-chair of the 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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Learn new techniques

Apply to Cajal hands-on training courses:

Ageing cognition
20 September – 8 October 2021
Bordeaux School of Neuroscience


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ENCODS2021: Registration is open

Are you a PhD student in neuroscience? Register now for the ENCODS2021 online meeting (4-6 June).

Late registration deadline:  1 May 2021 (open only for non-presenting participants).


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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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