The BRIDGE Network

Basic Research Institutions Delivering Graduate Education

The BRIDGE Network is an informal platform of scientific institutions on three continents that share two common missions: conducting world-class research and training PhD students.

Members of the BRIDGE Network are among the world’s most successful scientific institutions in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering and mathematics). They are distinct from both universities with undergraduate students and pure research institutes. They are attractive to world-leading researchers because they combine the best of two worlds for creative minds: the freedom and resources to focus on curiosity-driven research and a constant influx of brilliant young scientists.

The BRIDGE Network strengthens mutual exchange and co-operation between its members and advocates for the conditions required for excellent science to blossom for the benefit of society.

The BRIDGE Network was inaugurated in June 2019 in Vienna. Its mission and principles are detailed in the BRIDGE charter.

Members of the BRIDGE Network

The Francis Crick Institute

The Francis Crick Institute is a biomedical discovery institute dedicated to understanding the biology underlying health and disease.

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IST Austria

IST Austria is a young, PhD-granting research institution dedicated to cutting-edge research in the physical, mathematical, computer, and life sciences.

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OIST

OIST is an international, interdisciplinary graduate school offering a 5-year Science PhD program conducted entirely in English.

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The Rockefeller University

The Rockefeller University draws top scientists and graduate students from around the world to conduct science for the benefit of humanity.

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Weizmann Institute of Science

The Weizmann Institute of Science, in Israel, is one of the world’s leading multidisciplinary institutions.
 
 

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News of the Network

Nobel Prize awarded to Rockefeller virologist Charles M. Rice for research that contributed to a cure for hepatitis C Charles M. Rice © The Rockefeller University

The 2020 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Charles M. Rice, Professor in Virology and Head of the Laboratory of Virology and Infectious Disease at the Rockefeller University. It is the second year in a row that this Prize was awarded to a scientist of the BRIDGE network. Charles M. Rice…..

Scientists and staff across the Crick have set aside their normal work to volunteer expertise and facilities for testing and research to help tackle COVID-19. Early in the pandemic, a team at the Crick identified that one of the most urgent issues was a lack of healthcare worker testing. Without tests, key health workers with…..