Boards of Trustees
Max Planck Society and its institutes depend upon the acceptance of the public and its willingness to support our research activities. The Boards of Trustees at the institutes aim to promote and enhance mutual understanding in their regions.
They seek to strengthen the relationship between Max Planck Society with its institutes and the public - especially amongst groups interested in our research. Board members thereby assume a key role as ambassadors for the institutes and foster interaction with their scientific and social environments.
Key tasks of the members are to highlight an institute's achievements and to promote public trust in the work of autonomous research. Conversely, they communicate external concerns to the institute, establish contacts e. g. with regard to financial support for the institute, and advise the institute and management of Max Planck Society when major social and science-policy developments are pending. The Board of Trustees hence play a key role for the advancement of Max Planck Institutes.