Open Mind

An International School of Advanced Studies in Cognitive Science at the University of Bucharest



Radu J. Bogdan (philosophy of mind, cognitive science - Tulane University, New Orleans; University of Bucharest)

Mircea Dumitru (philosophy of language, logic - University of Bucharest)


Alexandra Cornilescu (linguistics – University of Bucharest)

Daniel Dennett (Tufts University, Boston, USA)

Maria-Luisa Flonta (biology, University of Bucharest)

Gyorgy Gergely (developmental psychology - Central European University, Budapest)

Nicholas Humphrey (evolutionary psychology, cognitive science – London School of Economics)

Pierre Jacob (philosophy of mind, cognitive science - Institut Jean Nicod, Paris)

Claus Lamm (social neuroscience – University of Vienna)

Dan Sperber (anthropology, pragmatics, cognitive science - Institut Jean Nicod, Paris; Central European University, Budapest)

Michael Tomasello (comparative and developmental psychology, cognitive linguistics - Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig)


OPEN MIND is a new institutional initiative of the University of Bucharest that combines graduate studies and advanced research in a variety of areas of cognitive science. The activity of the school will proceed along two tracks: a teaching track, open to graduate students and involving courses, seminars and individual work, leading to a Master in Cognitive Science; a scientific communication track, open to a larger audience of researchers, teachers, students and a general public interested in cognitive science, and consisting of intense and well-focused thematic workshops that explore in depths important topics of wide scientific and pedagogical interest in cognitive science from a relevant variety of disciplines.

Graduate students enrolled in the Master program can also take workshops for graduate credit, upon completing appropriate work.

OPEN MIND will make a special and sustained effort on both tracks to cover new and important topics that go beyond the traditional core of cognitive science and reach new and exciting domains in comparative, developmental and evolutionary psychology, cognitive linguistics and pragmatics, social neuroscience and neuropsychology, cognitive anthropology, animal cognition and cognitive archeology, among others.

This open-mindedness should be attractive and instructive for a large spectrum of scholars, students and other interested participants from a variety of countries and disciplines, with a variety of backgrounds.

Both Master classes and workshops will be taught by an international group of experts from the relevant disciplines of cognitive science. The language of instruction and professional communication is English.


Program Coordinator, Dr. Alina Tigau, Department of English, Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Bucharest

Tel: [40] [0] 722 228 980






Last updated at: August 29, 2012.