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University of Trento

The University of Trento was founded in 1962 and has always aimed at building alliances and reciprocal efficiency with Italian and foreign institutions and organizations. In 1982, the University (until then private) became public, with a statute that guaranteed self-government. The Milan Agreement, signed in 2009 between the Government and the Autonomous Province of Trento (together with Bolzano and the Regional Authority), regarding the change to the special Statute of autonomy on financial regulations, gave the Province new authority over the University. This is a further step forward in the development of the University and guarantees that the financial resources will be allocated and sufficient. There are more than 16,000 students, about 600 professors and researchers. These numbers indicate that the University can provide an ideal environment for study and research.

CIMeC – Center for Mind/Brain Sciences

CIMeC – Center for Mind/Brain Sciences is an interdisciplinary research and teaching center in the Cognitive Neuroscience field, located in Rovereto (TN) Italy. Its faculty and members originate from several countries all over the world.

The Center draws on faculty from several departments, including:

  •     Cellular, Computational and Integrative Biology;
  •     Information Engineering and Computer Science;
  •     Mathematics;
  •     Physics;
  •     Psychology and Cognitive Science.

CIMeC has been ranked as the leading Cognitive Neuroscience research unit in Italy. Its faculty have won several highly competitive grants including European Research Council (ERC) grants. The Center has a Master’s and Ph.D. program and enjoys success in placement of graduates of both programs. This is due to a strong emphasis on empirical work throughout the student’s formation stages.

CIMeC’s researchers study humans’ and other animals’ behaviour and brain organization via the analysis of their functional, structural and physiological characteristics, in both normal and pathological conditions. In order to investigate the neural correlates of behaviour the Center makes use of state-of-the-art neuroimaging and neurobiological methodologies. In addition, the CeRiN – Center for Neurocognitive Rehabilitation specializes in the study of clinical cases.