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The European Campus was created against the backdrop of a longstanding cooperation between the universities in the Upper Rhine region. In 1989 they teamed up to form an international network called Eucor (European Confederation of Universities on the Upper Rhine). By establishing the European Campus, the five universities aim to take this cross-border cooperation in research and teaching to a new level in order to gain a key advantage in the international competition for the best minds and ideas.

 

Neurex is the most important European network in the field of neuroscience, be it basic, clinical or applied. Created in 1999, it covers 3 countries, 100 laboratories and 1000 researchers in the Upper Rhine Valley.

 

Understanding brain function is one of the major challenges of science. The Upper Rhine region is home to all the main players in the area of neuroscience. But there are gaps in the cooperation between research, healthcare and industry and there is still not enough mutual exchange from basic research through to therapeutic development in the field of neurological diseases. More than 20 partners in Freiburg, Strasbourg and Basel based around Neurex want to close this gap within the Interneuron project. The aim is to focus more intensively on the transfer of technology and knowledge between science, healthcare and industry. In order to promote this cross-border transfer of knowledge, joint specialist group meetings, round tables and further training courses are planned. The EU will support Interneuron for a period of three years with almost one million Euro from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).