The Human Brain Project (HBP) Curriculum on Interdisciplinary Brain Science has entered its third Teaching Cycle, courtesy of the HBP Education Programme.

The third HBP Teaching Cycle began on 29 November 2018, and will offer four non-specialist online courses: Neuroscience, Brain-Related Medicine, Computer Science and the new addition on Cognitive Systems. This recent course aims to introduce the theory of cognitive systems from a computational-neuroscientific standpoint, with a focus on robotics.

Two modules focus on transversal competencies; the one on Research Ethics and Societal Impact explores various implications that have arisen during the development of certain research disciplines, such as ethics of robotics, dual use, ethical ICT issues, big data & individual privacy, and the presence of animals in research. The module on IPR, Translation and Exploitation of Research will cover concepts such as intellectual property and encourage students to become more innovative in their works.

ECTS credits will be awarded by the Medical University of Innsbruck, Austria. Participants can successfully complete the courses by watching video lectures, attending at least one physical workshop and passing the relevant exams.

The six workshops taking place over the course of 2019 are as follows:

Biostart! Innovation and Entrepreneurship Launchlab

22-24 May 2019 | Madrid, Spain

Scientific Chair: Gonzalo León Serrano (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid)

Spiking Neural Networks: Applications to Computing, Algorithmics and Robotics

27-28 June 2019 | Munich, Germany

Scientific Chair: Alois Knoll (Technical University of Munich)

Neurobiology for Non-Specialists: Studying the Brain

1-3 July 2019 | Innsbruck, Austria

Scientific Chair: Christoph Schwarzer (Medical University of Innsbruck)

New Horizons in Brain Medicine: from Research to Clinics

3-5 July 2019 | Innsbruck, Austria

Scientific Chair: Illana Gozes (Tel Aviv University)

High-Performance Computing for Neuroscience: Hands-on Introduction to Supercomputing Usage, Tools and Applications

9-11 July 2019 | Jülich, Germany

Scientific Chair: Abigail Morrison (Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Neuroscience, Robotics, AI and Medical Informatics: New Insights with Diversity and Ethics

26-27 September 2019 | Graz, Austria

Karin Grasenick (convelop)

More information:

Please visit the official website of the Human Brain Project.

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