PhD studies within the IMPRS for Evolutionary Biology
The International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Evolutionary Biology started in 2010 as a collaboration with the University of Kiel and the Geomar. It provides a structured PhD education, which encourages the students to attend lectures, seminars, workshops and (soft skill) courses.
PhD students are supported by contracts and stipends.
The working language of both the institute and the IMPRS is English as a lot of international colleagues from all over the world are working with us.
The main task of the PhD representatives is to function as contact persons for all internal and external concerns of the students.
At present, we have five speakers for the PhD students in the IMPRS and one speaker at the MPI who stays in contact with the PhDnet of the MPG. All representatives are closely working together. They provide a platform for an exchange among the students and organize regular PhD meetings, such as social events or the yearly IMPRS retreat.
The PhD speaker at the MPI attends the yearly PhD meetings of the MPG to get informed and to inform the other PhD students about the changes that take place within the MPG.
The PhD speakers are in close contact with the coordinator of the graduate program and also attend the regular meetings of the IMPRS faculty.