EIT Health at Uppsala University

Summer School: The Ageing Brain

July 4-15th 2016 the EIT Health Summer School: The Ageing Brain, will be held at The University Medical Center in Groningen, The Netherlands. Apply before May 1st.


The EIT-Health Ageing Brain Summer School is focused on normal and abnormal brain ageing, the development of novel effective treatments for neurodegenerative diseases, novel strategies for clinical treatment, management of elderly care and development of novel technology to support the daily care of elderly afflicted by dementia and motor disability. The participants of the summer school will be challenged to address these issues with innovative technologies, creative solutions and entrepreneurial skills and by identifying the citizens’ and patients’ need with the ultimate goal of inventing novel solutions for these 21st century problems and bringing these to the market.

So, are you fascinated by neurology and translational neurosciences? Are you interested in research as well as clinical applications? Do you want to develop an entrepreneurial attitude towards ageing brain research? Do you enjoy working together with students from all over the world? And do you want to see what the University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG), the University of Groningen and the city of Groningen can offer?

The international EIT-Health Ageing Brain Summer School - 2-16 July 2016 - combines an interesting educational program with an exciting social program and is now open for applications! The course is open for PhD students and Masters students within the following fields: medicine, biology, (biomedical) engineering, physics and business or economics.

Apply before May 1st (and let all your fellow students know): http://www.rug.nl/research/gradschool-medical-sciences/summerschools/ageing-brain/applicationform

The aim of this educational event is to build a programme, showcasing the expertise from across the EIT partners, to attract the most talented students in Europe.The Ageing Brain was chosen out of 14 proposals for funding together with four other summer school initiatives.

Apart from the University of Groningen, Uppsala University is participating together with the University of Ghent, the University of Newcastle, the University of Lisbon, the University of Copenhagen, KU Leuven, Healthy Ageing Campus Netherlands, Friesland Campina as well as the industrial partners Siemens and Achmea.
 

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