A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes.

Living and working in Germany

A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes. [more]


Annegret Lorf
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Dr. Stefan Fabry
Max Planck Research Groups
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Are you interested in researching in Germany? German universities enjoy an outstanding reputation the world over. In addition, there are non-university research institutions, such as the Max Planck institutes, which offer excellent conditions – in cooperation with the universities – to enable junior scientists to study and carry out research.

If you are interested in working at one of the 83 Max Planck Institutes, then you’ve come to the right place. This website will help you to be well prepared for your studies or research residency. Here we will also provide you with information about who you can contact if you have further questions. We wish you great success and an exciting stay!

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