Our IMPRS is one of >60 International Max Planck Research Schools that are associated with a total number of >80 Max Planck Institutes.
The Max Planck Society established these schools in 1999 to
- intensify the collaboration between Max Planck Institutes and university research groups
- improve the doctoral education by offering a structured PhD programme
- increase the recruitment of international doctoral students
All IMPRSs have university partners and we teamed up with the local universities in Cologne and Düsseldorf. Together, we recruit about ten mostly international students each year to our IMPRS. They benefit from our standardized PhD programme and are additionally supported in attending scientific conferences.