Graduate Programs

We aim at fostering a new generation of scientists who have been trained in both mathematical / computational skills and neuroscientific methodologies. Therefore, the Bernstein Center Berlin has set up two international, interdisciplinary graduate programs:

→ Master Program
→ Doctoral Program


Talks of the BCCN Berlin lecture series are now available on the Vimeo Channel of the Bernstein Network of Computational Neuroscience.


Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Lutz Schimansky-Geier, a long-time member of the BCCN Berlin and the Department of Physics, has passed away on November 22 of 2020 after a long period of illness.



The Bernstein Center Berlin was founded in 2004 and addresses one of the most challenging questions in computational and cognitive neuroscience:

“How is it possible that we can react to sensory stimuli with millisecond precision if intermediate processing elements – on the level of single synapses, single neurons, small networks and even large neural systems – vary significantly in their response to the same repeated stimulus?”

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