Cutting-edge research is rapidly gaining momentum in the Far East
The Max Planck Society has been collaborating with Asian partners for many years, with a primary focus on China (including Taiwan and Hong Kong), India, and Japan. But the scope and quality of collaborations with South Korea, Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand, and Singapore has also increased in recent years.
The Asian research area is undergoing an extremely dynamic development: ever more investment is being put into research and development and student numbers are growing, as is the number of publications and patent applications. The current and increasing importance of the region is confirmed by numerous indicators, which is also reflected in the increasing number of guest researchers from Asia at the various Max Planck Institutes. Of the more than 8800 foreign researchers at Max Planck Institutes in 2020, over a third were from Asia, and the numbers are increasing.