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EU grant for Postgraduate Training Network awarded to MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, Cambridge and partners

An international consortium of universities and research institutions has been given the EC Tempus IV award of approximately €1million for a joint European programme entitled "Postgraduate Training Network in Biotechnology of Neurosciences (BioN)".

Cambridge Neuroscientist Dr Yury Shtyrov (pictured, left) who takes part in coordinating the project on behalf of the Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit (CBU) said "We are thrilled to be part of this prestigious award which will enable us to take even further steps towards international compatibility of our PhD training in line with the Bologna process and the European Higher Education Area".

In addition to the MRC Cognition & Brain Sciences Unit, the key partners include University of Helsinki (Finland), University of Umea (Sweden), Ecole Normale Superieure de Paris (France), St Petersburg State University (Russia), plus other schools and individual experts across Europe. The MRC CBU is committed to excellence in all areas of neuroscience research, investing in the sustainable training and education of future generations of neuroscientists, and to large-scale international collaborations that are productive and mutually beneficial.

Press release by the MRC CBU.

Posted on 02/02/2010

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