While western science has been fragmented into many different disciplines, Buddhist thought remained more integrated. As such it includes thoughts from many different disciplines such as philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc. IBC emphasises on the interconnection of science and Buddhist thought. As such it provides a broad range of courses that show Buddhist thought from the perspective of different contemporary sciences and courses that try to relate the scientific and Buddhist perspective. The aim of these lectures is to introduce the different sciences, to identify the Buddhist thoughts relevant for the specific field, to relate them to scientific approaches and to discuss how Buddhism can contribute to essential contemporary challenges.