We would like to make your start at our institute as easy and convenient as possible. For this purpose, we provide you with various kinds of information on this and following websites.

For furhter information on contracts, please contact Mrs. Wenke Thielen (Human resources):
Email: career@mpi-muenster.mpg.de
Tel.: +49 251 70365-901

Information especially for PhD students is provided here.

Beyond that, your contact person in the respective department or group is of course willing to help you along.


General information

Living and working in Germany (PDF)
A guide for international scientists at Max Planck Institutes.
How do Germans tick? (PDF; 7.1 MB)
With this handbook the Max Planck Society wants to facilitate the start of foreign scientists and their families in Germany.
Research in GermanyLand of Ideas
The “Research in Germany” portal is the central information platform of the initiative to "Promote Innovation and Research in Germany" by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). Editorial responsibility for the Portal lies with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Overview of the German research landscape and funding system.
Practical information supports foreign scientists and researchers in their decision to collaborate with German research organisations or to complete a research stay in Germany.
deutschland.de - Your link to Germany

deutschland.de aims to present a comprehensive, modern and topical picture of Germany abroad.
deutschland.de offers multilingual services primarily targeting international users. Six sections (politics, economics, culture, environment, knowledge and life) offer access to topics that are important to people in Germany. The diverse relationships with partner countries around the world are also given prominent treatment.
deutschland.de's topical content is supplied by renowned German and international journalists and scientists, our editorial staff and other contractual partners of the Foreign Office (dpa, Deutsche Welle). The range of articles is extended by background articles, dossiers, videos and commented link tips.
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