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

Summer and Winter Schools are organised by the U4 network all over Europe with the goal to promote students and young researchers. International students and scientists from Humanities, Social Sciences, Economics and Law, Medicine & Pharmacy and Science & Technology

The U4 study catalogue lists the joint programmes between two or more U4 institutions. The joint programmes are arranged by host (Ghent, Göttingen, Groningen, Uppsala) and by field of study (Economics, Humanities, Law, Life Sciences, Science and Technology, Social Sciences).

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

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

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,