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Official statement by the MPG and its president Martin Stratmann

MPG and the March for Science 2017

Official statement by the MPG and its president Martin Stratmann

March for Science

MPI-IE supports the March for Science event in Freiburg

April 12, 2017

The international March for Science campaign is a celebration of science and the value of evidence-based knowledge. It is emphasizing the key role that science plays in society and politics. The Max-Planck-Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics will proudly support the March for Science event in Freiburg on April, 22nd 2017.

From the March for Science Mission statement:

“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy makers to enact evidence-based policies in the public interest.”

source: March for Science, April 2017

The Max Planck Institute of Immunobiology and Epigenetics stands for basic research in two key-areas of modern biology, Immunobiology and Epigenetics. Our enthusiasm for science is dedicated to the advancement and diffusion of the knowledge of biology, to upholding scientific integrity, and to supporting a welcoming, diverse, and inclusive scientific community.

As a research institution with more than 370 employees of all ages and from more than 45 different countries we believe that collaborative, international scientific research is an essential basis of functioning societies. We are convinced that free scientific inquiry and education open important avenues for future generations to nurture their health, prosperity and freedom.

To advocate for these values of science in both the political and public spheres we encourage our staff to participate in the March for Science event here in Freiburg, Germany. On Saturday, April 22nd 2017 the March for Science in Freiburg starts at Platz der Weißen Rose (Inner courtyard of the University) at 11am. The closing ralley will be held at the Augustinerplatz around 1pm.

 

On behalf of the Management Board of the MPI-IE

Asifa Akhtar, Managing Director

 
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