The JICN program 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 2014/2015

(Please click here to read the call)


4 Ph.D. positions with scholarship available


Important dates:

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  May 30th 2014 (*)

Interview:  July 17th 2014


(*) The University of Bologna has just extended the deadline for submitting an application to any Ph.D. program (including the JICN program) to May 30th 2014. This information will be published soon on the University of Bologna website




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The interview will take place on July 17th 2014 (10:00 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

JICN program will start by October 1st 2014.


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.