In November 2012, the CIN signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the National Institute of Physiological Sciences (NIPS) in Okasaki, Japan. The aim is to foster scientific cooperation and joint funding applications.
Ever since the CIN and NIPS first held a joint symposium in Okasaki in February 2012, there had been a keen interest in deepening and extending collaborative ties between the two institutions. This bore fruit when a second joint NIPS/CIN symposium was held in Tübingen in November 2012. On this occasion, the chiefs of both institutions signed the Memorandum of Understanding. This has since become the basis for far-reaching intercontinental exchange on the common fundament of the pursuit of neuroscientific insight. Annual joint symposia and mutual visits have led to several cooperatively developed research projects, which provide great opportunities to established and junior researchers alike.
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