About the Max Planck Society

At 86 Max Planck Institutes and research facilities scientists are conducting basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences and humanities. The Max Planck Society has produced 18 Nobel Prize winners from its ranks since its inception in 1948. The MPG is the international flagship of German research: as well as five Institutes abroad, it runs 20 Max Planck Centers with partners such as Princeton in the USA, Science Po in France, University College London, UK, or the University of Tokyo in Japan. Funded in equal measure by the Federal and State Governments, the Max Planck Society enjoyed basic funding of around 1.8 billion euros in 2018.


The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.