The Göttingen Graduate School for Neurosciences, Biophysics, and Molecular Biosciences (GGNB) was founded in 2007. The school is a joint enterprise between four faculties of the University of Göttingen (Biology, Chemistry, Medicine, Physics), the Max Planck Institutes for Biophysical Chemistry (MPI-bpc), Experimental Medicine (MPI-em), and Dynamics and Self Organization (MPI-ds), and the German Primate Center (DPZ). Twelve doctoral programs are currently united under the roof of GGNB, including the MSc/PhD programs - International Max Planck Research Schools "Molecular Biology" and "Neurosciences". All GGNB programs share a scientific and/or methodical focus. GGNB provides a common interdisciplinary training platform for all qualified doctoral students in the neurosciences, biophysics and the molecular biosciences. All courses are in English.
The faculty of GGNB comprises world-class scientists as documented by many outstanding scientific contributions in high-impact journals and by prestigious awards and prizes. For instance, the faculty includes two Nobel laureates, ten recipients of the Leibniz Prize, and two recipients of the German Future Prize. However, the scientific strength of the school not only rests on the contributions of outstanding individuals but also on an intensive collaboration between the participating institutions.
In 2012, GGNB was again successful in its bid for funding in the Excellence Initiative by the German Federal and State Government to promote science and research at German universities.