The doctoral program "Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience" is a member of the Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB). The graduate school offers a joint modular training program to which the twelve doctoral programs of GGNB contribute and that is open to all GGNB students. In addition to a lecture and seminar program, training consists of (1) individual counselling by thesis committees, (2) intensive methods courses of 1-3 weeks in special training labs, (3) 2-3-day methods courses in the laboratories of the participating faculty, (4) professional skills courses such as scientific writing, presentation skills, intercultural communication, project management, team-leadership skills, conflict resolution, ethics, and career development, and (5) student-organized scientific meetings, industry excursions, and intercultural events. Students are able to tailor their individual curriculum by choosing from a large number of courses and events.
Already over the past years, the computational neuroscience community in Göttingen has been offering innovative courses in Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience. These have included lectures in neural networks and theoretical neuroscience, seminars and practical courses on topics in theoretical neuroscience, and an annual advanced summer school in computational neuroscience.