About

Cognito is the student association of the research master Brain and Cognitive Sciences (MBCS) in Amsterdam – a collaborative effort of the Institute of Interdisciplinary Studies (IIS) and University of Amsterdam (UvA). Each year about 50 new students are selected to start the program, divided among three tracks: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioural Neuroscience. Students are selected for their motivation, previous grades, and scientific interest. With these +/- 50 new students per year, we are a small but enthusiastic student union that comprises of a number of committees and the Cognito board.

Cognito organises both educational and social events. An example of a new and very beloved event is CogniTalks, which is an evening with short lectures in the style of ‘TEDTalks’. The social committee organises one fun event almost every month, including a weekend away! By organising these events, we aim at creating a community feeling among our students and offering a platform for students to meet alumni and researchers to get acquainted with the life after the study.

Contact

Are you an MBCS student that would like to get in touch with us?

Are you interested in discussing sponsorship possibilities and be advertised in our events?

Do you want to collaborate for an educational event? 

If you want to get in touch with Cognito please email us at cognitouva@gmail.com