academic journal clubs
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uniMIND is a global network of academic journal clubs, open to academics of all levels and disciplines. The common factor across of all is the focus on mind, brain, and psychedelic research.

Local groups operate mostly autonomously through regular meetings in which research literature, academic talks, documentaries, or projects are discussed. Besides, there are monthly central web-sessions with invited authors and the yearly uniMIND Symposium. Continue reading below to learn more!

uniMIND Code of Conduct


Local and international groups

uniMIND would not exist without its global network of local groups. Most of them are registered associations at universities and they meet at least once per month.

During meetings, scientific literature, academic talks, documentaries, or the participants’ own projects are usually discussed.

Scroll down to discover existing groups or create your own!

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uniMIND Central Sessions

The monthly uniMIND Central Sessions are web-based, moderated journal clubs with invited authors. For each session, one article is prepared and discussed. Advance reading and active participation are expected.

The sessions are announced and can be joined through the MIND Community Plattform (MCP) and the MIND Events calendar.

uniMIND Community on MCP

uniMIND Symposium

The Symposium is our network’s yearly highlight. We come together at a different university each year for a mini-conference with talks from senior and junior academics, group discussions, and social events.

Scroll to the bottom of the page for a uniMIND Symposium archive.

Join a group

With several established uniMIND groups, there may be one at your location already. Check the map 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.

Why join uniMIND?

Being part of an academic journal club has many advantages for you, your network and skills, and your career. We cannot list them all here, but a detailed list of benefits can be found in the Expectations Guide linked further below!

Start a uniMIND group

Being a uniMIND Coordinator is an honorable task. You will:

  • become the link between your group and the MIND Foundation,
  • come in direct contact with the Coordinators of all other uniMIND groups, gaining access to a global academic network
  • contribute to the critical discussion of scientific discoveries
  • spread information beyond the “psychedelic bubble” by forming and inviting interested people into a student association
  • gain a critical advantage in scientific and organizational skills, and a transdisciplinary approach to complex scientific topics

Coordinating a uniMIND group requires an active MIND Membership:

MIND Memberships

If you are interested in coordinating your own uniMIND group, please fill out the “Start a uniMIND Group” form, and we will help you get started. Before you answer the form, please read both documents : The Coordinators Code of Conduct, and the Expectations Guide. We look forward to hearing from you!

Coordinators Code of Conduct
Expectation Guide

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Start a uniMIND Group


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

uniMIND Symposium Archive

Symposium at University of Zurich 2021:
Regenerative Structures