Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society

 

In this interview with duz magazine, President Stratmann explains the decision of the MPG's Executive Committee to temporarily ban Nikos Logothetis, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, from conducting animal experiments until a decision has been made in connection with a penalty order that was issued for him. [more]
In his guest contribution for the Tagespiegel newspaper, Martin Stratmann pleads for open access to become the rule in scientific publishing. This is essential for both research and innovation - and, as studies show, it can be achieved without additional financial resources. [more]
A new amendment to an existing higher education law in Hungary is putting Budapest's Central European University under threat. In an open letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, calls for a reconsideration In an open letter to Prime Minister Viktor Orbán, Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, calls for a reconsideration of the legislation. [more]
Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, on developments in the light of Brexit and the election of Donald Tump as US President. [more]
Each and every one of us can only stand to profit from a stronger European Research Area. It is the basic prerequisite for Europe to retain its competitive strengths – and ultimately expand them. Brexit is a step backwards in these endeavours. [more]
Max Planck President calls for greater cooperation between outstanding scientists at universities and at the MPG [more]
Max Planck President Martin Stratmann criticizes that the EU intends to dip into its research budget to fund the multi-billion investment plan initiated by Jean Claude Juncker. He suggests it would be better to introduce EU-wide tax relief on research and innovation for the private sector. [more]
The Max Planck and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft are planning an initiative to integrate refugees in Germany into science. [more]
From among the ranks of the Scientific Members of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft, the Senate on Thursday elected three new scientific Vice Presidents for a six-year term of office. These Max Planck Directors are now members of the Executive Committee which advises President Martin Stratmann and lays the groundwork for the MPG’s important decisions. [more]
Max Planck President Martin Stratmann welcomes the reversal of cuts to the budget of the European Research Council. The reductions had been proposed to finance EU President Juncker's new stimulus fund. Nevertheless, Stratmann said it was "generally not a good day for European research". Under the agreement reached at the trialogue talks concluded on Thursday, other programs of Horizon 2020 will be substantially trimmed. [more]
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