Apart from research, the training and support of students within the focus field of research. In this context, the international master course “integrative neuroscience” deserves special mentioning, as members of the research center were leading in the initiation and development of this course. Further core studies of the focus field of neurosciences consist are psychology (Magdeburg Model of Psychology B.sc/M.sc), Human Medicine and Philosophy-Neurosciences-Cognition (B.A, M.A). Furthermore, there is an export of teaching to the fields of visual computer sciences and bio-systems engineering.
Within the frame of graduate training, a special mention is due to the DFG post graduate program 1167 “Cell-Cell-Communication in the Immune- and Nervous System “, the LIN PhD Student program Marie Curie Initial Training Network "NPlast", as well as the Leibniz Graduate School Synaptogenetics (LGS) at LIN, FME and FNW. Furthermore, the SFBs 779, 854, TR31 and TR61 are equipped with integrated post graduate programs that organize the theme-specific training of the PhD Students in the subprojects.
As a further means of well-structured PhD Student training, the Otto-von-Guericke Graduate School (OVG-GS) was called to life in 2010. It is a joint venture of all faculties to broker soft skills in interdisciplinary courses (i.e. writing and publishing papers and proposals, introduction to methodology of literature research, presentation of scientific results etc.). Members of OVG-GS consist of the above-named graduate schools and all other structural but non-third-party-funded PhD training programs of the faculties. Every PhD student may attend these methodical courses.