The CDI works closely with the International Graduate Program Medical Neurosciences to adapt the MSc and PhD curricula to meet students’ needs. The goal is to help students recognize their potential and equip them with the necessary skills to build successful careers inside and outside academia.

A particular focus of our mandate relates to the changes that the scientific landscape is undergoing, including increasing awareness of the importance of open and transparent scientific practice. In collaboration with the BIH QUEST Center, we designed and introduced the "Improving [Your] Science" course to first year PhD students. The course runs each fall and covers topics from experimental design strategies to open science and programming. Course content from previous years can be found here.

We further prepare students for a broad range of career options by supporting the exchange of expertise between students and alumni. Are you a student, an alumnus/a or a recruiter? Sign up to our portal here!