ocular dominance (coloured) and orientation map (grey structures) in visual cortex. © Mark Huebener und Frank Brinkmann / MPI for Neurobiology

Network of the brightest minds

The Max Planck Schools were created with the goal of fostering young scientific talents on their way to an international research career. We facilitate their exchange with pathbreaking researchers and guide their development with the help of dedicated mentors. To achieve this vision, top researchers from universities and non-university research institutes all over Germany have teamed up to teach and research at the Max Planck Schools. The Schools thus provide our young researchers with an ambitious training at the forefront of science under the best conditions.

The network of researchers of the Max Planck Schools forms the scientific foundation of the Schools. These so-called Fellows are internationally renowned scientists and teachers working at German universities and non-university research institutions.

The institutional partners – universities and non-university research institutions – are connected through cooperation contracts. Reflecting the different structures of each School, formats of partnerships vary. The unifying theme across Schools is the recognition of students’ achievements completed at partner institutions and support for Fellows’ engagement within the framework of the Max Planck Schools.

More information on the partner networks of the individual Schools can be found on the websites of Cognition, Matter to Life and Photonics.

Partner network of Max Planck Schools
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