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Vision: Spreading Knowledge

uniMIND is a network of peer-supported journal clubs. It invites university students and senior academics to exchange thoughts, insights, and critique on publications from several fields related to altered states of consciousness and psychedelic research. Participants develop their scientific skills and transdisciplinary thinking as a source of inspiration for their future in the scientific community.

The uniMIND project ultimately seeks to foster the next generation of researchers and practitioners in psychedelic research and related studies.

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How: Building community

uniMIND sets up academic discussion groups composed of students and senior academics from various levels and backgrounds. These groups meet with the common goal of engaging in critical discourse on altered states of consciousness and psychedelics, based on knowledge gained from the latest scientific literature. Discussion may revolve around basic and clinical research applications, the mind and brain sciences, philosophy, and the humanities and social sciences. This knowledge exchange can be the starting point for bachelors, masters, or doctoral theses, vivid collaborative communities, and project applications.

uniMIND groups meet regularly online or in person at a suitable location, ideally at their respective university. Each session’s speaker presents a publication, topic, or project using slides, handouts, or an oral presentation. The topic is shared before the meeting to allow the rest of the group to prepare. Lectures, projects, or other psychedelic research-related resources can serve as material for discussion.

While most uniMIND group-level activities happen at the local level, each member of uniMIND is a part of an entire global network. The MIND Foundation actively supports the uniMIND network, and offers a web-based social platform to encourage lively international exchange. Moreover, all uniMIND members are invited to larger online and offline events such as the MIND Foundation Members Convention, the uniMIND Symposium, and many more.

A warm welcome to our newest uniMIND group

Italy (online)

Participate or Coordinate

 

With several established uniMIND groups, there may be one at your location already. Check the map below for details and contact information.

Participating in a uniMIND group does not require a MIND Membership – all you need to do is contact the respective coordinator and join their group!

 

No uniMIND group at your location? You can start it yourself! 

Being a uniMIND Coordinator is an honorable task:

  • You become the direct link between your group and the MIND Foundation.
  • You actively contribute to the establishment of serious academic inquiry into psychedelic states on the student level.
  • You gain a critical advantage in scientific skills and transdisciplinary perspectives on science.
  • Lastly, organizing an academic journal club is certainly an asset to your CV.

Coordinating a uniMIND group requires an active MIND Membership

If you are interested in coordinating your own uniMIND group, please fill out the “Create a uniMIND Group” form, and we will help you get started. We look forward to hearing from you!

 

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Testimonials

 

I am constantly learning

“I am constantly learning. About psychedelics, about organizing a group, about leading discussions, and exchanging ideas. It was nice to see so many new uniMIND groups over the past year and see what other groups do. For example, I got inspired by the Leipzig group who did small introductions to non-pharmacological altered states.”

Marc R.
Neurocognitive Psychology Student, University of Oldenburg

Being part of something meaningful

“For me, it is really helpful to have some orientation in this vast academic field. It is also nice to see how engaged people can be and happy that there is such a group within our university. I am sure uniMIND will positively influence my course of study, getting myself involved in something meaningful. Even if my contribution is small, it is great that it evokes a feeling of being involved and part of something.”

Laura Anne S.
Cognitive Science and Philosophy Student, University of Osnabrück

The networking experience is a big plus

“The intellectual exchange with students and professionals alike has been wonderfully enriching. I am always pleasantly surprised at how easily discussions evolve after presentations. The networking experience is also a big plus for the participants.”

Christoph B.
Molecular Biology PhD Student, ETH Zürich

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