The first Finnish doctoral program in neuroscience was founded by professor Kai Kaila (University of Helsinki) together with professor Riitta Hari (Aalto University/Helsinki University of Technology) in 1995. This Helsinki Graduate School of Neurobiology was expanded to a nationwide level as the Finnish Graduate School of Neuroscience (FGSN) in 1998.
FGSN was a joined program of the University of Helsinki, Aalto University, Universities of Eastern Finland, Oulu, Turku, and Åbo Akademi. Research groups in these universities worked in collaboration to develop postgraduate education at a national level in neuroscience. FGSN was funded by the Ministry of Education and Culture, the Academy of Finland and the respective universities.
The Doctoral Program Brain & Mind (B&M) started in January 2012. The FGSN ontinued operating alongside the B&M during 2012-13.
Starting from 2014, we plan to develop and increase the collaboration between Finnish doctoral programs with neuroscience research and training activities and by organizing joined national events with the Finnish Brain Research Society.