Starting in 2009, Neuroscience & Cognition (NC) Utrecht was initiated to unite education and research in the field of Neuroscience and Cognition, within Utrecht University and the University Medical Center Utrecht. Five faculties and three large research institutes are involved in NC Utrecht.
NC Utrecht aims to facilitate coherent educational tracks in Neuroscience and Cognition, from the bachelor via master up to the PhD level. As one of its activities, NC Utrecht organizes topical annual summer schools, at a junior (master / early PhD phase) and a more advanced (senior PhD/postdoc) level.
As a second aim, NC Utrecht supports broad access of its participants to excellent research facilities. This ranges from extensive databases for research purposes, to highly advanced technical equipment and extensive neuroimaging facilities.
Foremost is the aim to foster collaboration between excellent investigators within the Utrecht area. For this purpose NC Utrecht financially supports workshops, small group meetings and research projects.