Meeting up for summer school
Using the summer to explore science: Max Planck Institutes offer courses specifically for external participants
Use the summer to gain insight into research at Max Planck: Various Max Planck Institutes offer corresponding courses. The summer schools are aimed at young scientists - from Bachelor students to postdocs.
The concept originating from the USA where universities run summer schools during the period when there are no lectures has also been adopted by the Max Planck Institutes. While they are not universities, these courses allow them to open themselves up to young academics and provide an insight into their research. They are often organized through International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) to provide courses for doctoral students and in conjunction with cooperation partners.
Wide range of courses
Both in terms of duration and content, the courses differ from institute to institute. Depending on the focus, the size of the groups can also vary - in most cases it is usual for applicants to go through a selection procedure. Due to COVID-19, virtual summer schools will take place in 2021, such as the Summer School in Protocell Models organized by the International Max Planck Research School for Cell, Developmental & Systems Biology.