Max Planck institutes operate as a worldwide network based on international cooperations and projects. The Max Planck Society has more than 4,500 international projects with approximately 5,400 partners in more than 120 countries. International cooperations promote scientific performance and productivity; they create a scientific added value, and in many research fields make it possible to actually achieve a critical mass.
(Reference year: 2012)
(Reference date: January 1, 2013)
About 6,000 post docs, junior and visiting scientists from all over the world work at the Max Planck institutes. They are not only a valuable addition for the scientific work undertaken at the institutes, they also make it possible to build an international network. For the post docs, junior and visiting scientists themselves, a period spent at a Max Planck institute is invariably a valuable step in individual qualification and career development – a win-win situation for both sides.