The PhDnet is the network of all PhD candidates and PhD representatives of the Max Planck Society. It was founded in 2003 to improve interdisciplinary cooperation, to optimize doctoral education and scientific exchange, and to strengthen academic solidarity.

The PhDnet-Portal serves as a platform for the exchange among doctoral researchers and their representatives in the Max Planck Society. Independent of their individual field of research, all PhD candidates strive to achieve as much as possible during the years of their doctorate, to profit from the scientific profile of their respective MPI and to contribute to it, and to effectively plan their career.

Good communication pathways connecting doctoral researchers amongst each other and with the MPG are essential for a successful exchange of these interests. Only in this way, a joint effort to secure and improve the quality of the doctoral degree can be made.

The web portal aims to provide these pathways by informing about the activities of the various workgroups of the PhDnet, publishing the latest news concerning negotiations and events, and supplying contact information to dedicated PhDnet members. Additionally, there is a MaxNet page and a Facebook page where you can actively contribute to the discussion!

Because the working language of the PhDnet, which includes researchers of various nationalities, is English, this page is currently not available in German. If you have questions, please don't hesitate to ask your local PhDnet representative or approach our steering group!

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