Cognitive Science in Tübingen

Welcome to the Cognitive Science Center (CSC) at the University of Tübingen!

This center bundles the diverse expertises in relation to cognitive science at the University of Tübingen, including the subjects of psychology, computer science, linguistics, neurobiology, neuroscience, philosophy and others. The center is an entry point for students, industry partners, and researchers at the University of Tübingen as well as world-wide. Here, you find information about our mission, the teaching program, the research teams involved, as well as about current job and research opportunities.

The CSC mediates between the factulies and has its own internal regulations within the university. Its aim is to coordinate research and the courses of studies in cognitive science. On the 29th of March 2022, the CSC hat its first official constitutive meeting during which the first steering committee was elected.

Cognitive Science studies how we learn, think, pay attention, behave, interact with others, and how we understand our world (to a certain extent). It does so by studying human and other animal behavior on the one hand and by building models and artificial systems, which mimick such behavior, on the other hand. The CSC is thus the link between the artificial and biological sciences, between the humanities and artifcial intelligence, between philosophy and physics, between natural intelligence and machine learning.

The Bachelor Program in Cognitive Science and the Master Program in Cognitive Science were established in the fall 2009 and 2012, respectively. Currently, about 420 students are enrolled in these degree programs.

Various departments and research centers contribute to the success of Cognitive Science in Tübingen. The Department of Computer Science has established the degreee program in close collaboration with the Department of Psychology. Moreover, several other departments of the universtiy are closely involved in the course of studies and the involved research including the Department of Linguistics, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Neurobiology. Moreover, the cognitive science interest extends beyond these departments to the well-known research centers and medical facilities in Tübingen, including the Neuroscience Centers (Werner Reichardt Centre for Integrative Neuroscience (CIN), Hertie Institue for Clinical Brain Research, Bernstein Center for Computational Neuroscience), the Clinical Facilities, the Max-Planck Research Institutes on Intelligent Systems, Developmental Biology, and Biological Cybernetics, and many others.