Graduate Program

Understanding the biological basis of the processes by which we perceive, act, learn and remember, has always been, and still is, one of the most fascinating challenges in science. There is a growing realization, however, that this challenge cannot be fully met within a single discipline and that a multitude of disciplines – molecular biology, cell biology, biophysics, neuroanatomy, computer science, imaging, engineering, linguistics and cognitive psychology – need to join forces for the sake of progress.

Graduate studies in Neuroscience and Neuroscience-oriented topics are offered to a limited number of highly motivated students with a B.Sc. or M.Sc. in fields including, but not limited to, biology, exact sciences, engineering and psychology.

Such studies are intended for students interested in a multidisciplinary training in neuroscience, with an emphasis on biophysical, network, systems, computational and engineering facets. Students will benefit from the stimulating academic atmosphere, from courses, seminars and retreats organized by the neuroscience groups and from financial support for participation in activities such as meetings and schools in Israel and abroad.

Students are encouraged to pursue research projects that involve both life sciences and engineering faculties in order to benefit from the unique position of the Technion as a leader in both basic sciences and technology development.

At present, the program is a purely academic one based on the curiosity, motivation and interest in Neuroscience of those involved. Graduate students remain affiliated to one of the participating Technion Faculties and carry out their studies according to the rules and regulations of their respective faculties. Masters students will receive an M.Sc. degree from their respective faculty, whereas doctoral students will receive a Ph.D. degree from the Technion.