General Meeting 2023

  • Start: Oct 9, 2023
  • End: Oct 11, 2023
This year's PhDnet General Meeting will take place in person in Heidelberg from October 09, till the 11th (so save the date!). [more]

General Meeting 2022

  • Start: Oct 10, 2022
  • End: Oct 12, 2022
This year's PhDnet General Meeting will take place in person in Cologne from October 10, till the 12th (so save the date!). [more]

Open Science Ambassadors Conference

  • Start: May 9, 2022
  • End: May 10, 2022
We are hereby inviting you to participate in the 4th Open Science Ambassadors conference! The event will be held online on the 9th & 10th of May 2022 and this year we want to hear from you, the early career researchers of MPS. [more]

Winter Party 2021

  • Start: Dec 15, 2021 06:00 PM (Local Time Germany)
  • End: Dec 16, 2021 12:00 AM
Are you up for a cosy winter evening filled with our creative ideas for socializing virtually such as winter pop quiz, escape room, games together, and fire camp? Our virtual winter party will happen on the 15th of December in gathertown. [more]

General Meeting 2021

  • Start: Oct 25, 2021
  • End: Oct 27, 2021
Yearly the Doctoral Researchers from across the MPG gather at the PhDnet General Meeting. This year the meeting will be held virtual and is hosted from Dresden, from 25th till the 27th of October. [more]

Open Access Ambassadors Conference

  • Date: Oct 18, 2021
The Open Science Group of the PhDnet relaunched the Open Science Ambassadors (OSA) program in collaboration with Max Planck Digital Library. The conference with leading experts and interactive workshops for Max Planck Society’s early career researchers will take place online on October 18th, 2021. Details about the 2021 conference and the registration can be found in the event's website. [more]
The N² Event 2021 brings together doctoral researchers from all across Germany through an innovative online format. It aims to prepare doctoral researchers for a sustainable research career and to provide networking opportunities across the research institutions represented by N2. [more]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

  • Start: Oct 4, 2021
  • End: Oct 8, 2021
The Mental Health Collective is currently planning an MPS-wide Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) for 20021. Keep an eye out for more updates to follow!We adopted a 100% virtual format for higher inclusivity and greater reach.Follow us on Twitter: @MPG_MHC [more]

General Meeting 2020

  • Start: Nov 4, 2020
  • End: Nov 6, 2020
The General Meeting 2020 was planned to take place in Munich. However, due to the current situation, it will be held online from November 4-6, 2020. [more]

Mental Health Awareness Week 2020 #BreakTheStigma

  • Start: Oct 5, 2020
  • End: Oct 10, 2020
The Mental Health Collective organized an MPS-wide Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) from the 5th to 10th October 2020, in cooperation with University of Jena & Dresden Team, which includes MPI-CBG, DIGS-BB and Dresden Concept. We adopted a 100% virtual format for higher inclusivity and greater reach. There is a broad schedule of talks on the topic of mental health in academia, work/life balance, mental health issues, preventative strategies, coping mechanisms and more - something for everyone! [more]

Open Access Ambassadors Conference

PhDnet in collaboration with Max Planck Digital Library are restarting the Open Access Ambassadors (OAA) program. A conference with leading experts and interactive workshops for Max Planck Society’s early career researchers will be held 10-11 December 2019 at Harnack House in Berlin. The OAA program follows a train-the-trainer concept aiming at enabling Early stage researchers to promote open access and open science at their respective institutes. [more]

N² event: From Research to Application

The N2 Event 2019 unites selected leading scientists from academic research and industry with excellent doctoral researchers from various research fields of N2—the biggest association of doctoral researchers in Germany. In this interdisciplinary atmosphere we will have presentations, workshops and open discussions about the role of basic research and how it can contribute to and translate into commercial interest. Connecting young scientist with experienced pioneers as well as basic research with industry will contribute to mutual exchange, growing networks between disciplines and discovering new perspectives. [more]

General Meeting 2019

The General Meeting is an annual platform for doctoral researchers from MPIs all over Germany to meet and discuss local and national PhD-related issues, to learn more about the PhDNet and how it contributes to the MPS and an opportunity to meet and socialise with fellow doctoral researchers from a plethora of disciplines in an informal and relaxing environment. In addition, you will be briefly introduced to the currently operational working groups within the PhDNet and how you can be a part of them during your PhD. [more]

Mental Health Awareness Week

  • Start: Oct 7, 2019
  • End: Oct 11, 2019
We organized an MPS-wide Mental Health Awareness Week (MHAW) from the 7th to 11th October, 2019. Each institute was encouraged to organize at least one local event during the week of the 10th of October, which is International Mental Health Awareness Day. This was accompanied by a social media campaign before and during the week to encourage attendance and raise awareness. Additionally, the MPS occupational health management (BGM) steering-group supported this initiative. [more]

Visions in Science 2018

Visions in Science is the annual interdisciplinary scientific event organized by members of the Max Planck PhDNet. The 7th Visions in Science will be held in conjunction with the Max Planck Career Fair in Berlin from the 5th to the 7th of October, 2018. We have invited leading scientists and innovative companies to create a stimulating atmosphere where young researchers can network, look for employment opportunities and discuss their visionary ideas about the future of science. [more]

Visions in Science 2017

This years theme will be "Discover New Perspectives" with a special focus on changes. [more]

March for Science

  • Date: Apr 22, 2017
As a society, we have benefitted immensely from decades of scientific breakthroughs. Progress demands that we continue to push the boundaries of reality through ethical scientific research. [more]
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