Education in Europe
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Europe as a whole
An Erasmus Mundus masters in Biohealth Computing with 5 partner universities is supported by the European Commission. Partner Universities are: Université Joseph Fourier Grenoble, Universitat de Barcelona, Universita degli study di Torino, Maastricht University and Universitatea de Ştiinţe Agricole şi Medicină Veterinară de Cluj-Napoca.
A consortium including nearly all the French-speaking universities of Belgium (Bruxelles, Liège, Louvain, Mons, Namur and Gembloux) is offering the "Inter-University DEA/DES (Master) in Bioinformatics".
Masaryk University in Brno (faculty of informatics) offers Bioinfromatics courses at both bachelors (Ba.) and masters (Mgr.) levels in Czech language.
The Finnish Graduate School in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics, and Biometry or "ComBi" is a joint venture of the University of Helsinki (English), the University of Turku (English) and the University of Tampere (English).
The Université Paris VII offers a Master Recherche: Biologie-Informatique.
Bonn-Aachen International Center for Information Technology (B-IT) is offering a new English-language Master's programme in Life Science Informatics. The B-IT is a joint venture between the University of Bonn, the RWTH Aachen University, the University of Applied Sciences Bonn Rhein-Sieg, and Fraunhofer Institutszentrum Birlinghoven Castle (IZB).
The Institut für Informatik at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main offers a programme in Bioinformatik.
You can do a PhD in bioinformatics in the Department of Computational Molecular Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics.
University College Dublin offers a 4-year PhD program in Bioinformatics and Systems Biology. This program encourages a mix of wet-lab and programming work, as well as an industrial placement scheme to promote experience outside the university setting.
The University of Bologna offers an International Master degree in Bioinformatics. A joint programme with the University Pompeu Fabra and the University of Barcelona in Barcelona is also available to obtain a double title in Bioinformatics and Bioinformatics for the Health Science.
The Centre for Molecular and Biomolecular Informatics (CMBI) at the University of Nijmegen offers a Master's degree in bioinformatics. This is a one or two year course leading to a degree with the formal title of "Master in Life Sciences", but the subtitle "Bioinformatics".
The Faculty of Informatics of the Poznan University of Technology jointly with Faculty of Biology of the Adam Mickiewicz University offers intercollegiate Bioinfromatics courses at both bachelors (Ba.) and masters (Mgr) levels in Polish language.
Escola Superior de Biotecnologia (ESB) teaches a bioinformatics programme [follow the link labelled "Bioinformática"] in both Lisbon and Oporto. The teaching institution is the Universidade Católica do Porto.
Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm offers a Master's Programme in Computational and Systems Biology.
The School of Mathematical and Computing Sciences at Chalmers offers undergraduate and Master's programmes in bioinformatics.
The Swiss Institute of Bioinformatics used to offer a Master's degree (DEA) in Bioinformatics. It was a collaboration between the SIB and three faculties of the Universities of Geneva and Lausanne. This program was closed in 2004. It was replaced by a PhD school in Bioinformatics and a Master's degree in Proteomics and Bioinformatics. While the PhD school offers cutting-edge courses for students doing a project in bioinformatics, the masters gives a basic education in bioinformatics for end-users. While the PhD school is a collaboration among all the SIB members, the masters is a collaboration between the SIB groups located in Geneva and the University of Geneva.
Since 2006 ETH Zurich and UZH Zurich offers a joint programm in computational biology and bioinformatics. The main language of the programm is English.
A review of bioinformatics education in the UK for the journal Briefings in Bioinformatics ends with a detailed listing of all current and some future undergraduate and graduate courses in bioinformatics the UK as of September 2002, along with links. You can read a preprint here.
Birkbeck College is a British centre with a proud tradition in educating working and/or mature students to the highest academic standards.
In April 2002 City University's Bioinformatics group moved to the University of Glasgow Department of Computer Science. City still offers MScs in Pharmaceutical Information Management and Health Informatics
Edinburgh University, offers an MSc./Diploma in Quantitative Genetics and Genome Analysis and an MRes (MSc./Diploma by Research) in Life Sciences in which you can specialize in Quantitative trait analysis and genomics .
On 20Jan03 UKeU, the UK government-backed company set up to provide online degrees from UK universities to students worldwide, announced a new Master's level programme in Bioinformatics from the Universities of Leeds and Manchester.
Newcastle University's MRes in Bioinformatics began in September 2003.
Thank you to David Parkinson (no relation to Helen, above) for pointing out to me that for the past two years Sheffield Hallam University has offered an MSc/PGDip in Bioinformatics at its Graduate School in Science, Engineering and Technology.
University College London (UCL) offers a final year undergraduate course: "Bioinformatics:Genes, Proteins and Computers".
Together with Harrow School of Computer Science, The University of Westminster, a new university in London, offers an MSc. in Bioinformatics as both a full- and part-time course. Again this is aimed primarily at graduates of the biological sciences.
If you know of any other bioinformatics courses in Europe please feel free to contribute to the wiki.