Dr. Christina Beck
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Archive of political press releases

Open letter

April 11, 2017

New momentum for Open Access

March 27, 2017
In his guest contribution for the Tagespiegel newspaper, Martin Stratmann pleads for open access to become the rule in scientific publishing. This is essential for both research and innovation - and, as studies show, it can be achieved without additional financial resources. [more]

'There is clearly a great sense of uncertainty'

February 21, 2017
Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, on developments in the light of Brexit and the election of Donald Tump as US President. [more]

The Brexit weakens the European Research Area

June 30, 2016
Each and every one of us can only stand to profit from a stronger European Research Area. It is the basic prerequisite for Europe to retain its competitive strengths – and ultimately expand them. Brexit is a step backwards in these endeavours. [more]

Giving refugees in Germany a perspective

September 15, 2015
The Max Planck and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are planning an initiative to integrate refugees in Germany into science. [more]

Bundling excellence in Germany anew

June 22, 2015
Max Planck President calls for greater cooperation between outstanding scientists at universities and at the MPG [more]

Clear signal for basic research in Europe

May 29, 2015
Max Planck President Martin Stratmann welcomes the reversal of cuts to the budget of the European Research Council. The reductions had been proposed to finance EU President Juncker's new stimulus fund. Nevertheless, Stratmann said it was "generally not a good day for European research". Under the agreement reached at the trialogue talks concluded on Thursday, other programs of Horizon 2020 will be substantially trimmed. [more]
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