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Institute of Neuroinformatics


  • INI's people

    INI's people in 2019 on the Irchel Campus

  • INI's Building on the Irchel campus

    The Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) is located on beautiful Irchel campus of the University of Zurich.

  • Irchel campus

    Located on the outskirts of the city of Zurich, the Irchel Campus hosts University as well as a few ETH institutes.

  • Entrance to the institute

    The institute’s name reveals its mission: to study and understand the principles of neural computation, and to implement these principles in electronic devices.

  • Student room

    Students have their desks in large, open spaces that encourage interactions across research groups and promote the institute’s social life.

  • An individual student workspace

    Students have their own desks, each equipped with a desktop computer.

  • INI's weekly lab meeting

    One of INI's main event is its weekly lab meeting, which is attended by all of INI's members.

  • Electronic workplace

    Along with several top-modern neurobiology laboratories, INI also has infrastructure to design and develop neuromorphic electronic devices.

  • Group meeting

    INI research groups meet regularly to discuss progress, exchange ideas and learn about other people’s work.

  • Happy hour

    The weekly colloquium organized by INI attracts prominent speakers to Zurich.

  • Public events

    In addition to its contribution to science and higher education, INI also participates in public events that aim to show and explain modern science to the general public.

The Institute of Neuroinformatics (INI) was established at the University of Zurich and ETH Zurich at the end of 1995. The mission of the Institute is to discover the key principles by which brains work and to implement these in artificial systems that interact intelligently with the real world.

Weiterführende Informationen


  • ZNZ interview with new INI SNSF Professor Melika Payvand

    Melika Payvand was awarded a 2022 SNSF Starting Grant and she started working ... more

  • Bridge Discovery Award to Prof. Yanik’s team for translating non-invasive focal brain drug delivery technology to clinic

    Treatment of brain disorders such as depression, anxiety, schizophrenia ... more

  • Dr. Melika Payvand received an SNSF Starting Grant

    Dr. Melika Payvand was awarded and SNSF Starting grant for 1.7 mio CHF ... more

  • 2022 IEEE Swiss WiCAS-ED Symposium 09.09.2022

    Prof. Shih-Chii Liu together with the IEEE Swiss CAS/ED chapter hosts the ... more

Upcoming events

  • Eli Nelken: "Task representation in the auditory cortex of freely-moving rats"

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University of Zurich - Irchel
Institute of Neuroinformatics
Winterthurerstrasse 190
8057 Zürich
tel: +41 44 635 30 51
fax: +41 44 635 30 53