Budapest-ViennaSummer Study Tour

With a strong foundation in neuroscience dating back to the 18th century, Austria and Hungary continue to be a strong European presence in this field. For example, as a part of the Medical University of Vienna, the Medical Neuroscience Cluster addresses clinically relevant research activities in all neuroscience areas while the Hungarian Academy of Sciences is dedicated exclusively to neuroscience-based biomedical research.

During the Study Tour, you meet and learn from leading researchers in the field of molecular and cellular neuroscience. Through academic lectures, institution and university visits, and tours of labs and clinical facilities, you are able to ask questions as well as discuss research focus areas and clinically relevant aspects within neuroscience, and learn more about the future of neuroscience as a whole.

You have the opportunity to see how the knowledge you learn in the classroom translates into research, clinical application, and education approaches in a real-world environment. The Study Tour is supplemented with visits to museums, historic sites, and cultural landmarks, enabling you to learn more about these two cities, once co-capitals of the strongest empire in Europe.

Tour Objectives

  • Broaden your perspective on developments in the neuroscience field
  • Gain insight into collaboration between academia, research, and clinical application
  • Learn about cutting-edge neurobiological research through visiting clinical and lab-based research institutions and hospitals

Possible Activities

  • Visit the Institute of Anatomy, Histology and Developmental Sciences at the Faculty of Medicine of the Semmelweis University, and learn about new brain processes involved in stress responses
  • Meet some of the researchers of the Institute of Experimental Medicine of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences
  • Visit the Molecular Neurobiology group of the Medical University in Vienna, and learn about their research within endocannabinoid signaling
  • Learn how imaging techniques can be used to uncover and track neural activity at the Institute of Molecular Pathology, which is a part of the Vienna BioCenter