9 February 2017
A new and unique research partnership was, yesterday, officially launched, between Monash University and Western University.
The universities’ two leading cognitive neuroscience institutes - the Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) and Western University’s Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) - are connected through a collaboration that will help to build capacity, namely in brain development, brain imaging and behaviour, in humans and in animals, across two continents:
- The Monash Institute of Cognitive and Clinical Neurosciences (MICCN) is the largest Institute of its type in the Asia Pacific, uniting over 200 world-class researchers with cutting-edge research infrastructure. They are dedicated to understanding the brain and mind; specifically in addiction, attention and memory, and sleep.
- Western University ranks as one of Canada’s top research universities and the Brain and Mind Institute (BMI) at Western University is recognised as one of the world’s leading research institutes in cognitive neuroscience; and is the premier institute for cognitive neuroscience in Canada, above that of McGill University.
Both MICCN and BMI are also individually in collaboration with the Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour in the Netherlands.
The potential alliances between all three Institutes will facilitate the building of an international ‘network of excellence’ with leading educational, research and industrial innovators, linking together the best researchers from around the world to help promote research, facilitate research training and transfers, and foster national and international collaboration in cognitive neuroscience.