Press and Public Relations

Dr. Matthias Hartwig
Phone:+49 6221 482-703Fax:+49 6221 482-288

Head of administration

Nico Wiest
Phone:+49 6221 482-250Fax:+49 6221 482-662


Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law

Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law
Im Neuenheimer Feld 535
69120 Heidelberg
Phone: +49 6221 482-1
Fax: +49 6221 482-288

The Institute is concerned with fundamental problems and current developments in the fields of international and European law, and public law as it applies in Germany and abroad. Traditionally, the Institute has long been available to provide information, reports and advice to the parliaments, administrative authorities and courts charged with dealing with such issues. In particular the German Federal Constitutional Court, the Bundestag and the federal and state government ministries make use of the Institute’s services. With over 570,000 volumes, the library at the Institute in Heidelberg is the largest in Europe and one of the most extensive in the world devoted to international law, comparative public law and European law.

PhD opportunities

This institute has an International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS):
IMPRS on Successful Dispute Resolution in International Law

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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