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Cognito (Student Union)

Cognito is the student association for the students 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).

The Cognito association is an active student association that was founded by Brain and Cognitive Sciences students in 2006. Cognito offers study-related and non-study-related events to create social cohesion and to support students in their scientific development. Their aim is to unite students across fields and academic years in order to promote exchange of knowledge, interdisciplinary discussion and networking about cognition matters. They organize parties and group activities, find conferences to attend, and communicate with other universities to keep up to date with current research being conducted by peers.

Interested in joining?

We hope that you ALL will become members of Cognito, but for those of you who are interested in doing a little more, please let us know! We always need help with organizing events, but more importantly we love new ideas. The more brains, the better. We appreciate any feedback you would like to share.


Find information about the association and the events on the website.