About the Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, non-profit research organization. It was founded on February 26, 1948, and is the successor organization to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society, which was established in 1911. The primary goal of the Max Planck Society is to promote research at its own institutes. It is not a government institution although it is funded to a large extent by the federal and state governments. Instead, it is a registered association and has its registered seat in Berlin. The Administrative Headquarters and office of the President are located in Munich.
Career at the Max Planck Society
The Max Planck Society is one of Europe's leading basic research organizations. In its research laboratories, workshops, libraries, and administration, scientists and researchers perform demanding tasks with a high degree of autonomy and creativity.
Student Teacher Portal
With its four-page information brochures BIOMAX, GEOMAX and TECHMAX, the Max Planck Society prepares current topics from basic research especially for schoolchildren and arouses interest in the natural science subjects of biology, chemistry, physics and geography.
Every year, scientists from the institutes of the Max Planck Society organize a large number of scientific meetings, symposia and conferences. For this purpose, the Max Planck Society maintains several conference facilities - for further information please refer to the respective websites.