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by the Offspring Editorial Team

June 01, 2016


Acknowledging the strength in unity and communication, the Offspring group has designed a platform where ideas can be expressed and experiences shared. Not only does Offspring produce an annual newsletter but also fosters the frequent publication of articles on our website.

The Offspring group aims to help Max Planck PhDs communicate across Germany. We encourage young scientists to share their outcomes, to teach and learn from each other, and to support one another in their daily endeavors. After all, we love what we do and we put all our energy into projects we believe in.

Apart from that, Offspring aims to capture the ongoing activities of the PhDnet and Max Planck Society (MPS). For more than a decade, the PhDnet has been working towards obtaining better working conditions for students within and outside the MPS by representing their interests. There have been several successful outcomes, the most noteworthy being the materialization of the Fair-Pay petition. This is not the end, however, as the journey continues towards the betterment of our scientific community. Further, this requires constant communication, dialogue, and motivation amongst PhDs, and most importantly, the participation of everyone belonging directly and indirectly to the Max Planck community. 

We believe there are no such “big” problems or “small” achievements. For us, the growing and evolving doctors and daily trials of success and frustration are our daily bread. Certainly, it is fair to share this daily bread with other members of our PhD family.

Sincerely yours,

The Offspring Group

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