Networks & Communities
An overview of the most important networks & communities at the Institute and within the Max Planck Society
Networks for PhD students
The PhD representatives coordinating and representing the interest of this community in the faculty of the MPI-IE.
The PhDnet is the network of all PhD candidates and PhD representatives within the Max Planck Society. It was founded in 2003 to improve interdisciplinary cooperation, to optimize doctoral education and scientific exchange, and to strengthen academic solidarity.
The PhD convent ist representation of the Biology PhD candidates' at the faculty of Biology University of Freiburg)- The convent focusses the well-being and networking of PhD students at faculty.
Networks for Postdocs
Our postdoctoral community is a network dedicated to improve the postdoc experience at MPI-IE and to create a vivid community of early career researchers.
The Max Planck PostdocNet is a networking and lobbying organization for all postdocs of the Max Planck Society. It aimes to enhance the postdoc group visibility, openly exchanging information within postdocs, and improving interdisciplinary cooperation within the postdocs in Max Planck Society and beyond.
The Max Planck LeadNet provides a forum for discussing scientific issues and clarify- ing questions relating to organizational matters. It sees itself as a network of and for young group leaders and its intended purpose is to promote collaboration between the various research groups.
The Minverva FemmeNet is a mentoring network for female doctoral students and diploma students, for postdoctoral students, and those working on lecturing qualifications. Its aim is to pass on the expert knowledge of experienced female scientists – including former institute members – by mentoring junior female scientists.
The Max Planck Sustainability Network is a grass-roots initiative within the Max Planck Society. The members of the network are committed to improving cooperation of research and administration in the Max Planck Society to create an exemplary sustainable scientific environment.