The JICN is an international Ph.D. curriculum within the Ph.D. program in Psychology at Bologna University. The JICN provides a new and innovative Ph.D. program in Cognitive Neuroscience that upon successful completion will result in a Ph.D. conferred jointly by the University of Bologna and one of the following partner institutions:

- University College of London, UK

- University of Bangor, Wales, UK



NEWS!! JICN Ph.D. Program Call 2015/2016

The program call will be published on on 29 April 2015.

A link to the official call will be provided here.


2 Ph.D. positions with scholarship available for the JICN curriculum


Important dates:



Interview:  September 9th and 10th 2015

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The interview will take place on September 9th 2015 (14:00 am) at Dipartimento di Psicologia, University of Bologna, viale Berti Pichat 5, Bologna, Italy. Candidates permanently residing abroad and willing to take the oral exam by videoconferencing over Skype (through webcam) must provide the Selection Committee with their own registered Skype contact/name

The JICN program will start by November 1st 2015.


Cognitive Neuroscience is concerned with how cognitive and emotional functions are implemented via the architecture of the human brain. A key factor in the development of this discipline has been the integration of several academic disciplines that have historically been quite separate. These include: cognitive psychology, neuropsychology, neuroimaging, neurophysiology and neuroanatomy.