440 scientists work at the Competence Center for the Neurosciences, which was jointly founded by the University of Zurich and the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich in 1998. It combines basic research with applied clinical research in a targeted manner. Some 100 research groups cover the entire range of neurosciences. The Competence Center for the Neurosciences offers attractive opportunities for young researchers who are beginning their careers. It offers a three-year doctoral program in the neurosciences.