Memory is not an archive of the past, but a tool for predicting the future.

Explore our unique research consortium for neuroscience and cognition.


Memories of Tomorrow

Our research consortium is a large scientific platform of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen, which combines our successful research traditions of neuroscience and cognition. The consortium consists of scientists from various fields such as psychology, medicine, theoretical neuroscience, philosophy, and biology. They jointly untie mechanisms of learning, memory, cognition, and action that constantly change with every new encounter of our lives. Here you can find out more about the consortium and its researchers, infrastructure and career perspectives as well as their international cooperation.


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Join us on-site or online!

Broaden your horizons with a research stay in Germany with our travel grants or by participating in our online event. We would like to invite international postdocs to sign up for our online event, which is in collaboration with renowned universities from USA and the Netherlands. Learn more on exciting topics in the field of neuro- and cognitive science or participate in a Pecha Kucha format. In addition, you can join us on-site by applying for a travel grant of up to 2000€.

Great place for living and research

Located in the heart of Europe, Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen are outstanding academic hubs with a great variety of faculties and research areas. Both universities and their huge international network provide the best possible conditions for researchers to grow scientifically – especially in the field of neuro- and cognitive science. You can find out here about what makes our research locations so special.