Cortona, Tuscany

Summer Courses in Südtirol, Italian Alps

The NSAS welcomes you to the Convento di Sant'Agostino in Cortona, Tuscany and to the Abbazia di Novacella, in Bressanone, Südtirol, in the Italian Alps.

Inside the lecture rooms and around the fascinating atmosphere of the convent cloisters the world's leading investigators will discuss upcoming scientific challenges with a small, highly selected number of participants in a unique setting, nestled within the most idyllic landscapes of Tuscany and Südtirol.


Courses 2014


Unlike any other


For eight intense days participants will work alongside faculty that are undisputed leaders in their own field: the result is a profound experience that fosters professional and personal development.

In a proven, unique format you will be exposed to a high-impact learning experience, often taking you outside the comfort zone of your own technical expertise, that will empower you with new analytical and strategic skills across areas of neuroscience.

You will gain a heightened awareness for fields of neuroscience relevant for your activity and, perhaps most important to you, a place within an elite global network of neuroscientists.

The historic locations provide the perfect setting to a relaxed yet intense learning atmosphere, with the stunning backdrop of the Tuscan and Alpine landscapes. World-class wines and traditional foods will make each Course the experience of a lifetime.


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The Neuroscience School of Advanced Studies is a non-profit organization established and managed for the promotion of neuroscience research and for the benefit of the scientific community. Scientifically qualified participants of any sex, age, race, color, religion and national origin are admitted.