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The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.
"Max Planck is everywhere!" We want to make use of this fact to connect alumni all over the world - regardless of where they are - by setting up a global network of former employees across the scientific disciplines, a platform for sharing both professional and personal experiences.
Talent, creativity and passion - those are the qualities the Max Planck Society relies on. The Society supports employees irrespective of their gender, nationality, religion, disabilities, age, cultural background or sexual identity. After all, the basis for the cutting-edge research conducted at over 80 Max Planck Institutes lies in diversity.
Early-stage support: The Max Planck Society provides training for outstanding junior scientists with a Bachelor’s degree who wish to enter into research at the earliest opportunity.
The 82 Max Planck Institutes are fully committed to educating and promoting the next generation of scientists. Right now, around 60 percent of our 13,400 scientific staff members are younger than 40. Many of them also come from abroad.
Career Steps is the major annual Max-Planck Society's career event for postdoctoral researchers.
In 2017 it is organised in joint cooperation by CECAD
(Cologne Cluster of Excellence in Cellular Stress Responses in Aging-associated Diseases), the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne
and the Administrative Headquarter of the Max Planck Society in Munich.
When it comes to training and supporting doctoral students, Max Planck institutes have a wealth of experience to call on. They cooperate closely with the universities through which the doctorates are officially awarded.