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 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 network connects independent (W2) Max Planck Research Group Leaders online and in person within the MPG. An annual meeting provides an opportunity for scientific and social exchange and discussion of funding opportunities and organizational issues for independent group leaders.
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.
MPQueer, the queer network of the Max Planck Society, strives to accelerate the formation of a supportive and progressive queer community in the MPG. The formation of a queer community within the MPG is intended to aid in creating inclusive and accepting environments for queer people throughout this institution.