UTMB - University of Palermo Joint Program
Unique to NGP is our international joint Neuroscience PhD program between the University of Palermo (UNIPA) and UTMB. Since 2013, twenty NGP students have enrolled in the program including nine Italian students and 11 US students. Moreover, the program has graduated five Italian students and five US students.
In February 2020, 6 NGP students will defend their thesis at the University of Palermo, and two NGP faculty will travel to Palermo as external examiners. All students in the joint program graduate with dual PhDs, one from UNIPA and one from UTMB. Entry into the program is competitive for both Italian and UTMB students. The collaboration between Italy and the US has enriched and added an important cosmopolitan aspect to our NGP.