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 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

Sir Peter Ratcliffe Oxford Crick Institute

The 2019 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine has been awarded to Peter Ratcliffe, Director of Clinical Research at the Francis Crick Institute and Director of the Target Discovery Institute at Oxford University. Peter won the prize jointly with William Kaelin of Harvard and Gregg Semenza of Johns Hopkins, for their ‘discoveries of how cells sense and adapt…..

“Normalized” ranking sees Weizmann Institute of Science, Rockefeller University, OIST and IST Austria in the lead Yesterday the renowned “Nature” journal released its “Nature Index 2019”, a ranking based on the annual evaluation of publication data of 82 well-established world-class journals. For the first time, it also took into account the size of the institutions…..