Equal Opportunity and diversity at the BCCN Berlin

As in most natural science disciplines, the field of computational neuroscience has low numbers of researchers from under-represented groups - at the moment the rate is around 18-20%.

The ICCN and BCCN Berlin has 24% female principal investigators. We have been working on raising that number from the roots by starting within our graduate program computational neuroscience. Our students profit from career workshops for under-represented groups which we offer regularly. Over the last eight years, we have a quote of 47 % non-male master students and 37 % non-male PhD students in our graduate programs.
Nevertheless, we see that further measures have to be taken in order to solve the problem.

Our gender equality concept leans on the Caroline von Humboldt-Konzept of HU Berlin and is available here.


anneslist is a list of female neuroscientists iniciated by Anne Churchland some time ago. The list is meant as an aid to find and choose female neuroscientists as speakers for conferences, workshops etc. It works as a self nominating system and categorizes the scientists in their different research fields.



Gender bias in (neuro)science: Facts. consequences, and solutions, European Journal of Neuroscience (2019)