EURON stimulates collaboration in science and teaching between European universities by offering joint PhD positions that lead to joint or double PhD degrees. Since the international training of competent scientists is crucial to maintain the competitiveness of the European community in neuroscience research, EURON aims at a standardization of PhD degrees among the participating countries. The new generation of our neuroscientists will be capable of integrating information across different levels of research, different disciplines, basic and clinical research. In its translational aspects EURON focuses on the interaction between multiple genetic and environmental factors and their impact on normal brain function and disease.

The transfer of knowledge is a leading principle within EURON. The School has a strong reputation and due to the connections within the Network of European Neuroscience Schools (NENS) the programme is internationally well known. The EURON courses and workshops are well attended by PhD students from other (national and international) Neuroscience Institutions.

The research themes within EURON are multidisciplinary and translational nature, i.e., they range from basic neuroscience to clinical applications. The most important and leading research areas are in the fields of neurodegeneration, nerve regeneration, neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases.