For the purpose of advising and supporting its 85 institutes and research facilities the Max Planck Society maintains the Administrative Headquarters in Munich, where the offices of the President and the Vice Presidents are located. The Administrative Headquarters runs the day-to-day business of the Max Planck Society and supports the organs of the Society in preparing and implementing decisions.
The main aim of the Brussels Office is to embed the projects of the Max Planck Institutes into the European research programmes. It is also a service platform providing support to the Max Planck Society and its institutes in their relations with the European institutions in all European aspects of policy and funding.
The Archives of the Max Planck Society was established in 1975 to collect and safeguard the files of the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science and its historic predecessor, the Kaiser Wilhelm Society.
Each year scientists and researchers form the institutes of the Max Planck Society organize a number of conferences, symposia, and conventions. The Max Planck Society has several conference venues to accommodate these events.