Max Planck Gesellschaft/Society


The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science is an independent, nonprofit, research organization. It supports excellence in research, principally in its own Institutes. Max Planck Institutes carry out basic research in the public interest in the natural, biological and social sciences, as well as in the humanities. Although it is largely financed by the state, the Max Planck Society is not a state institution, but a registered society. The members of the Max Planck Society include more than 840 Supporting Members, the Honorary Members and the ex officio members. Scientific Members appointed to the Max Planck Society are also members of the association and are, generally, Directors at the Max Planck Institutes.

Keywords: Max Planck Society; Max Planck Gesellschaft; Kaiser Wilhelm Gesellschaft; International Max Planck Research Schools; research organization; basic research

Further Reading

Annual Report 2006

Research Perspectives 2005


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Life Science Institutes of the Max Planck Society

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Hergersberg, Peter(Jul 2008) Max Planck Gesellschaft/Society. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0003414]