Partner schools

Donders Graduate School (DGS)
Cognitive neuroscience is the science of the cognitive and neural foundations of mental functions such as perception, action, language, memory, attention and emotion and is one of the key research areas of the Radboud University Nijmegen.
In order to train young talent in the broad field of cognitive neuroscience, the Donders Institute has established the Donders Graduate School, which offers students a high-quality interdisciplinary educational programme at both the Master’s and the PhD level. The school is intended for the best international students in biology, physics, psycholinguistics, behavioral studies and medicine who are strongly motivated to do research in cognitive neuroscience.

International Max Planck Research School for Language Sciences (IMPRS)
Language plays such a central role in human affairs that it is naturally investigated from different perspectives across many different academic disciplines, from the humanities, the social sciences, psychology and the neurosciences. The IMPRS for Language Sciences creates a bridge across these disciplinary boundaries, bringing doctoral students of different background together into a single research school with a coherent program of instruction focused on language and its implementation in mind and brain.
The IMPRS for Language Sciences is a joint initiative of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and two research institutes based at the Radboud University Nijmegen, the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour and the Centre for Language Studies.The IMPRS for Language Sciences enriches the research programmes of outstanding doctoral students in the language sciences by bringing together the expertise of its partner institutes to provide a multidisciplinary training and research environment.

ILLC – PhD Programme (ILLC)
The ILLC PhD programme is designed to support and guide PhD candidates in their track to become highly qualified scientific researchers in the areas described by the institute’s research mission. Because of the interdisciplinary nature of the ILLC, we host PhD candidates employed at the Faculty of Science and the Faculty of Humanities, as well as PhD candidates receiving external funding. The PhD programme was founded in order to treat PhD candidates with varying sources of funding as uniformly as possible and to offer a well-balanced training programme tailored towards their specific needs.

Netherlands Graduate School for Linguistics (LOT)
LOT is the acronym of ‘Landelijke Onderzoekschool Taalwetenschap’, the Netherlands National Graduate School of Linguistics. LOT unites about 400 faculty and 150 PhD students and provides a meeting point to further national and international communication for the benefit of linguistic research and education. LOT’s research program covers all major areas of linguistics, and exploits a wide range of methodological tools and theoretical frameworks.
LOT organizes and coordinates the training of graduate students in linguistics. Exchanges, joint seminars, lecture series and collaborations of various kinds between researchers from participating institutes are common practice, and are institutionalized in a weekly newsletter. Each year, LOT organizes a winter school in January and a summer school in June/July.

Netherlands Research School for Information and Knowledge Sytems (SIKS)
SIKS is a Dutch Research School established in 1996 and accredited by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. SIKS is a network institute in which over 450 research fellows and Ph.D. students from 11 different universities collaborate.
The mission of SIKS is:

  • organise a high-quality four-year teaching program for its Ph.D. students, employed at the Universities in the Netherlands or at leading companies in information and communication technology (ICT), specifically the field of Information and Knowledge Systems;
  • to perform high-level fundamental and applied research in the field of information and computing science, specifically in the field of information and knowledge systems;
  • to facilitate and stimulate co-operation and communication among its members (PhD students, research fellows, senior research fellows and associated members) and stakeholders interested in its research, such as other academic gremia or groups, leading companies in business and industry, research funding bodies, and governmental organisations.