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

The recent, third evaluation of IST Austria covered the period 2016-2019. The review of the Institute was carried out by an international team of scientists headed by Serge Haroche, 2012 Nobel laureate in physics. Their report was delivered to the Institute’s Board of Trustees as well as to the Austrian government and parliament in June…..

External Peer Review of Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology Graduate University

An External Peer Review panel, which included Nobel Laureates, researchers renowned in their field, and the Presidents and Vice-Presidents of globally pre-eminent institutions, recently submitted its report to the OIST Board of Governors. The main findings of the report are: The Panel’s analysis highlighted achievements to date and made sound recommendations in support of future…..