Center for Neural and Cognitive Sciences, School of Medical Sciences, University of Hyderabad (UoH) has received a multi-institutional Erasmus+ international grant for the proposal titled “Integrated Track in Brain and Cognitive Sciences (iBRAIN)” under the Capacity Building in Higher Education 2019 scheme.  Prof. Ramesh Mishra, Head, Centre for Neural and Cognitive Science, School of Medical Sciences, UoH is one of the PIs.  The main purpose of this project is modernisation of curriculum in cognitive studies by developing new and innovative courses and methodologies in the partner countries. The project also aims to updating existing courses in cognitive neurosciences, psycholinguistics, neuropsychology and related areas. 

This consortium of international universities and institutes was proposed through a collective proposal between several researchers. The project was conceptualised by Prof. Boris Gutkin (Ecole Normal Superior, France) in collaboration with Prof. Ramesh Mishra (UoH, India), Prof. Yury Shtyrov (Aarhus University, Denmark), Prof. Andriy Myachykov (Northumbria University, UK), Prof. Vasily Klucharev (National Research University, Higher School of Economics, Russia), Prof. Raul Gainetdinov (Saint Petersburg State University, Russia) and Dr. Veeky Baths (BITS, Pilani Goa campus, India). The aim of this project is to develop an educational track from Master level to Doctoral level of education in Cognitive Sciences, which will combine Psychology, Neurobiology, Math and Computer Sciences.

The project duration is up to 3 years starting January 2020. The grant will promote the internationalisation of training/ teaching in cognitive sciences among the consortium partners and allow student mobility. Several workshops and conferences will also be organised to implement activities planned within the project. The first meeting of all the PI’s from the partner countries will be held in Paris in 2020.

Center for Neural and Cognitive sciences has been actively busy conducting research in frontiers areas in Cognitive and Neuroscience and offers both postgraduate and doctoral programmes in these areas.