Cognito is the student union of the Research Master’s 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 60 new students are selected to start the program, divided into three tracks: Cognitive Science, Cognitive Neuroscience, and Behavioural Neuroscience. We are a small but enthusiastic association that comprises of a number of committees and the Cognito board. 

Cognito organises both educational and social events. For instance, each year, the board hosts CogniTalks, an evening of short TEDTalk-style lectures. The social committee organizes one fun event almost every month, including a weekend away! By organizing these events, we aim to build community among our students, alumni, and researchers.

Are you an MBCS student? We are also here to help you. Should you have any problems regarding university life, the board will gladly listen to you and try to come up with a possible solution. Do contact us. You don’t have to be alone.