The Graduate School has the following task: 1. To advance the quality of scientific teaching and research in the neurosciences. 2. To coordinate the research in the neurosciences of the participating institutes by coordination of and collaboration in the selection of programs, by quality control, joint research programs and projects, and joint use of infrastructural means. 3. To offer structured teaching programs and supervision of PhD-students in the neurosciences. 4. To have a postdoc-policy to find suitable positions for the PhD-students after graduation. 5. Acquisition of funds. 6. Organization of courses, seminars, lectures, publications, and conferences.