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Welcome to the homepage of our Masters’ Programme “Experimental and Clinical Neurosciences“ – ECN. This programme was established at the University of Regensburg in 2006 and is supported by the go to websiteElite Network of Bavaria (ENB, Bavarian State Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts) until 2016. A restructured ECN programme will start for the first time in fall 2015 (ECN X).

So, as a Bachelor student or equivalent interested in Neurosciences what can you expect in the wonderful Bavarian city of Regensburg, close to the Blue Danube?

The main features of the ECN programme start with “I”:

The programme is International and Interdisciplinary.

International: Approximately 50 % of students come from outside Germany, from all corners of the world: Asia, Africa, North and South America, Europe and Australasia. Accordingly, all teaching is in English. Moreover, we have guest teachers from prestigious institutions from Germany (e.g. Max Planck Institutes), and also from abroad (e.g. NIMH in the USA, INSERM, France, Imperial College London, U.K., and Novartis Institutes of Medical Research, Switzerland).

Interdisciplinary: The programme focuses on the link between experimental and clinical neurosciences. Thus, whether your background is in biology, biochemistry, or experimental medicine, you will be welcome. Once here, you will receive theoretical and practical education in molecular, cellular, clinical and neurogenetic topics of neurosciences.

Most importantly, as the Director of the Programme, it is extremely rewarding to witness the high motivation and enthusiasm of the students in the neuroscience topics, and to follow the incredible progress they make during the 2 years of the programme. Most of them continue into a PhD; either in Regensburg go to websiteRegensburg International Graduate School of LIfe Sciences (RIgeL) or at a similarly prestigious institution elsewhere.


Prof. Dr. Inga D. Neumann
Director of ECN Programme



Latest News & Events

ECN X Program and
Syllabus 2015/2016
now online!

Application deadline for ECN X, fall 2015:
April 30th, 2015

Information on Programme ECN X 2015-2017 and application available NOW!