About FPN

FPN has a strong research profile and an outstanding international reputation for research and teaching. Teaching innovation plays an active role in developing all programmes. Specific focus lies on active learning, quality control, the mentoring and study process, and on embedding broad transferable skills along with content expertise. This makes FPN well positioned among the competition for research funds and attracting excellent students. FPN aims to offer its students the best launching position for the labour market.  


The faculty's policy is designed to spur on both fundamental and applied research. Its unique research infrastructure – including hypermodern high field MRI scanners – allows for ground-breaking research into the brain and behaviour. Its applied research considers socially important themes like dyslexia, eating disorders, ageing, AIDS prevention, the effect of medications on driving ability, and the value of witness statements. Scientific research into such themes requires partnerships with other faculties as well as care institutions and companies; thus forging such partnerships is a main aim of the faculty's policy.

International character

The Faculty of Psychology and Neuroscience has an international character, which it gains in part due to its large number of international students and staff members. In addition to the student exchanges, academics from other institutions are also regularly invited to teach and conduct research at the faculty for an extended time, for instance during a sabbatical period. What’s more, faculty employees regularly spend time working at other research and education institutions, often abroad.


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