Educating and training junior scientists is of primary importance for the future of science, research, and innovation in Germany. In 1999, the Max Planck Society together with the Association of Universities and Other Education Institutions in Germany launched an initiative to promote junior scientists called the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS). These Schools offer especially gifted students from Germany and abroad the possibility to prepare for their PhD exam in a structured program providing excellent research conditions.
The International Max Planck Research Schools are centers of scientific excellence in innovative and interdisciplinary research areas such as molecular biology, the neurosciences, computer science, demography, law, plasma physics, and polymer research. In the winter semester 2000/2001, the first Research Schools were started as cooperative efforts involving Max Planck Institutes together with German and some foreign universities and research facilities.
The International Max Planck Research Schools are geared to scientists and researchers who have already completed one degree and are working towards their doctorate degree. The students and researchers receive excellent scientific value because the Research Schools provide a first-class, interdisciplinary education, develop scientific concentrations, interlink topics PhD candidates are working on, and enable close cooperation among the PhD candidates and their advisors.
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