International Education Day

Published January 25 2021
Open Brain School
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On the occasion of the third International Education Day, the Paris Brain Institute recalls its commitments and actions in the field of education and learning. 

Since 2014, the Paris Brain Institute through its training organization, Open Brain School, has been innovating by offering unique programs with new pedagogical approaches.

What we know about the brain and how it works can be applied to much more than fighting neurological and psychiatric diseases. The brain is, in itself, the essence of who we are. Almost every aspect of our daily lives is directly related to neuroscience. The learning process itself can benefit from neuroscience-based knowledge.

The Paris Brain Institute runs various training programs with key results. The number of programs and participants is constantly growing with nearly 12 programs and 1500 participants in 2019.

Our goal is to provide training programs in cutting-edge research areas, new technologies, improve clinical and paramedical skills and refine multidisciplinary competencies. Also offering educational programs for all ages and all audiences, the Paris Brain Institute’s long-term goal is to contribute to the training of “neuro-citizens”.

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Focus: France Brain Bee, the neuroscience competition


On the occasion of the International Education Day, Open Brain School wishes to highlight its flagship education program for the youngest the “France Brain Bee”.

France Brain Bee is a neuroscience competition for middle and high school students. Students from secondary to high school can participate in this annual event. In addition to inspiring careers in neuroscience, the overall mission of the Brain Bee initiative is to educate students about the brain, its functions, and to dispel misconceptions about neurological and psychiatric diseases. Some schools have created neuroscience clubs with students who meet regularly to review knowledge in preparation for the national Brain Bee event.

Each year the winner of France Brain Bee has the honor to represent France for the International Brain Bee (IBB) competition. Thanks to a real international experience, this annual competition gives a chance to the participants to meet students passionated about neuroscience from all over the world. This year, the International Brain Bee (IBB), will take place in San Diego, USA.