The Max Planck Florida Institute is founded


The Senate decided in 2007 to establish the first international Max Planck Institute outside Europe. It opened in 2012 on the Jupiter campus of Florida Atlantic University. The Institute, financed with US funds, observes the MPG’s guidelines and rules for quality assurance and focuses on research in the life sciences. The foundation of the Institute marks a further step towards increased internationalization of the MPG, which has already been achieved in the existing Institutes through the high number of foreign scientists working there and the global interconnectedness of their research endeavours.

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