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One of the ICU’s missions is to carry out scientific research and to transform its potential into innovative capacity. We carry out research, and we introduce our very own methods, tools and trends at the very forefront of Coaching on a global scale into our programmes:


The ICU took part in an important and strategic partnership with the German Neuroscience and Education Academy – AFENB, which enabled it to apply the latest discoveries in how the brain works into Coaching processes.



Neuroscience – research of the brain – is acknowledged as one of the most important sciences of the century. In recent years, not only have these advances been useful in healing illnesses, but they have also led to the accomplishment of considerable progress in the field of education. This is because if we understand how the brain works, we can improve or develop our capacities and performance.

Understanding how brain regulation mechanisms work has been one of the greatest challenges to humanity since Ancient times. The term ‘Neuroscience’ emerged relatively recently, in the 1970s, but studies of the human brain date back to Ancient Greek times.

Highly acclaimed philosophers developed theories about the brain through mere observation, and the Romans began their studies by dissecting animals. In the 18th century, spurred on by the period of Enlightenment, more thorough studies of the nervous system were performed.

Charles Darwin’s Theory of Evolution also made a significant contribution to the understanding of the structure and function of the brain. Yet it was with the emergence of technologies such as X-rays and CT scans that research in the area could be explored fully, and Neuroscience was born.


“Our brain has over 100,000 million brain cells (neurones), which are in turn connected via 70 to 100 billion synapses. End to end, the length of all the nerves in an adult brain is 5,8 million kilometres, the equivalent to 145 times around the Earth.”