The PhD program at the LBN is founded on intensive individual supervision and an ideal research environment for doctoral studies in neurosciences. Students at the LBN are part of the docotral programme of the University of Southern Switzerland (USI) and profit from state-of-the-art research facilities, comprehensive expertise and an appealing selection of seminars, courses, review of the scientific literature and conferences. Complementary educational opportunities are offered by the academic organizations where the students are affiliated to as well as by other near-by institutes such as the CCT, IRB, and IOR.