What does NeurotechEU mean for KI?

The first phase of the European University alliance NeurotechEU will run for three years and involve all groups within KI: students on bachelor and master level, doctoral students, teachers, researchers, administrative staff and management.

KI's President on NeurotechEU

Part of shaping the future of Europe

The purpose of the European Universities Initiative is to shape the future of Europe – with respect to research, education, innovation and societal development. KI now has the opportunity to contribute within the specific area of Neuroscience to this development through participation in NeurotechEU

KI has a lot to gain by being part of this consortium, including access to newly developed digital training courses, research infrastructures unique to partner universities, and a network of industrial partners through which to innovate research findings. Internally, KI also has the possibility to unite neuroscientists within KI together, irrespective of their departmental affiliation, as never before. 

Neurotech2040 - the heart of NeurotechEU

Of all the NeurotechEU work packages, WP3 Neurotech2040 is the very heart of the NeurotechEU mission, and KI has the responsibility of leading this work package.

WP3 is a ‘think tank’ that will look into the future (2040) to predict what will be the status of neurological diseases in society, the healthcare burdens, the innovative therapies, the state-of-the-art of neuroscience with respect to both research and education at all levels.

Achieving the task of WP3 is a neurochallenge in itself (!), and will rely on clinicians, preclinicians, teachers and researchers exchanging their views, thoughts, visions and past experiences in a collaborative effort to predict the future. 

NeurotechEU is a fantastic opportunity to shape the future of Neuroscience both within academia and society. Network. Education. Novel opportunities. Familiar. Developed. Strong network. Good innovation.

Vice President for Doctoral Education and Academic representative Prof. Robert Harris

Benefits of being part of NeurotechEU

  • Access to a dedicated network for enhanced cooperation in education and mobility
  • Access to interdisciplinary cooperation opportunities, infrastructure and skills that we are otherwise unable to build. 
  • Participate in an emerging European educational landscape
  • Not being part of a network can pose a potential risk (most other major higher education institutions are involved) 
  • Networks can provide fast track to strategic funding from other sources

KI's organisation


KI NeurotechEU organisation
KI NeurotechEU organisation. Photo: N/A

KI is represented in each work package

KI leads one of the eight work packages - WP3 Neurotech2040 - and is represented in all other seven WPs. The abbreviation in brackets next to the university will be found next to the WP below, showing which university is responsible for the WP. 

  • Radboud Universiteit (RU)
  • Universidad Miguel Hernández de Elche (UMH)
  • Karolinska Institutet (KI)
  • Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn ((UBO)
  • Boğaziçi Üniversitesi (BOUN)
  • University of Oxford (OXF)
  • Universitatea de Medicină și Farmacie „Iuliu Hațieganu” din Cluj-Napoca (UMF)
  • Debreceni Egyetem (UD)

WP1 General Management and Coordination (RU)
Robert Harris

WP2 Quality Control and Assurance (UMH)
Anna Kiessling

WP3 Neurotech2040 (KI)
Joana Pereira

WP4 Neurochallenges in Education and Research (UBO)
Ola Hermanson

WP5 Neurochallenges in Technological Innovation (BOUN)
Mathew Abrams

WP6 Neurochallenges in Societal Innovation (OXF)
Susanne Guidetti

WP7 Widening access: Diversity, multilingualism and multiculturalism (UMF)
Viktoria Hansson

WP8 Sustainability and Dissemination (UD)
Ylva Olsson

Would you like to get engaged?

Contact the project team for more information on how to get involved in NeurotechEU.

Communication and local implementation

Implementation of the project within KI will be conducted widely through the university's various decision-making bodies, committees and groups. It is of great importance that the entire university is involved in designing the content of the project and identifies how and in what ways KI benefits the most from the collaboration in the future. For the success of the project, well-coordinated decisions will be required at all levels.

Updates from the project will be communicated regularly on the main project page on ki.se, through the KI Calendar and News and also in the newsletter Internationalisation Update.

You are welcome to subscribe to Internationalisation Update.

Content reviewer:
Emma Hägg