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Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology

Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
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04103 Leipzig
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The Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology focuses on matters regarding the origins of humankind. The Institute’s researchers study widely-differing aspects of human evolution. They analyse the genes, cultures, languages and cognitive abilities of people living today and compare them with those of apes and extinct peoples. Scientists from various disciplines work closely together at the Institute: for example, linguists and psychologists aim to discover how languages develop and how people learn languages. Geneticists trace the genetic make-up of extinct species, such as Neanderthals. Behaviourists and ecologists, for their part, study the behaviour of apes and other mammals.

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    PhD opportunities at the Institute

    This institute has an IMPRS:
    The Leipzig School of Human Origins (IMPRS)

    In addition, there is the possibility of individual doctoral research. Please contact the directors or research group leaders at the Institute.

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