The Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience Berlin (BCCN Berlin) was founded in 2004 and addresses challenging questions in computational neuroscience with the goal of bridging experimental scales from single synapses, single neurons, small networks to neural systems and whole brains.
Since 2016, it exists as a joint research center of the Charité, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin and is supported by the newly founded “Interdisciplinary Center Computational Neuroscience” (ICCN) of Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin.
From the beginning, the promotion of young researchers has been a main concern of the BCCN Berlin. Thus, in 2006, the BCCN Berlin created the international and interdisciplinary Master and PhD Program Computational Neuroscience. With these graduate programs, the Center fosters the development of new generations of scientists who have been trained in state-of-the-art mathematical and computational neuroscientific methodologies, across experimental scales, with applications to basic and clinical neuroscientific research.