The aim of the U4 Research Network 'Ageing Brain' / European 'Ageing Brain' Network is to study early hallmarks and diagnosis of normal and abnormal brain ageing. This strategic partnership is a preferential, but not an exclusive U4 cooperation. Since 2008 several universities

The Family Ethics research network brings together researchers from the U4 Network, as well as other European universities on topics such as 'social freezing' and 'postponed motherhood'. Current advances in reproductive medicine, like in-vitro fertilization and germ cell donation,

The following list contains European funded research and cooperation projects with two or more partners from the U4 network. Please click on the acronyms of the projects to find more information on the role of the U4 partners in these projects. You will also find the necessary contact details in

Within the U4 network there are currently nine joint/double degree programmes which involve two or more U4 partner institutions. Several programmes were awarded the prestigious Erasmus Mundus label and comprise a consortium with external partners.

The Medical Law network connects researchers from U4 universities and addresses a multitude of topics within medical legal studies. The subjects of discussion range from medical law and human rights to issues of reproductive medicine, ethical problems of biobanks and medical

The U4 OSMYO network is dedicated to studies of the involvement of Osmoprotective Mechanisms in Idiopathic Inflammatory Myopathies and their link to autoimmunity. Many pathological mechanisms underlying this heterogeneous group of muscle diseases remain poorly

In the U4 network Summer and Winter Schools are organized in a vast variety fields. They give the opportunity to students and young researchers to expand their academic horizon during a short-term, yet intensive programme.