Student discussion

The promotion of young scientists is a very important goal at the Max Planck Campus Tübingen.

Ph.D. Students

In cooperation with the University of Tübingen about 200 students from all over the world are working at the three Max Planck Institutes and at the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. Here, they can profit from a very dynamic and interdisciplinary surrounding, as well as from excellent scientific equipment. Our Ph.D. students are getting prepared for an independent scientific carrier with the help of special assistant and training programs. Further they are embedded in the PhDnet of the Max Planck Society.


There are several seminars, lectures and practical courses for students at both institutes. Please refer to our event calendar and the following pages:

MPI for Biological Cybernetics: Blockpraktikum Cognitive and Computational Psychophysics

MPI for Developmental Biology: Seminars and Courses

Student Helpers and Test Persons

Many student helpers assist the scientists on campus. Through this they are able to get a fundamental insight in the daily work of a scientist and current scientific topics. Since our institutes are very interdisciplinary, we often have job offers in the fields of biology, chemistry, physics, informatics, mathematics and psychology. In addition, the MPI for Biological Cybernetics is regularly looking for test persons who would like to participate in perception experiments.
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Pupils and Teachers

The Max Planck Society is regularly publishing school material about current research topics. However, this material is only available in German language. Go to MAX WISSEN...

Are you interested in Neurosciences? Did you ever want to know how the brain works or to study electric fish? Then contact the Schülerlabor Neurowissenschaften in Tübingen.

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