MOU signed with Max Planck Society

27 September 2017

The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organisation. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide.

83 Max Planck Institutes and facilities located mainly in Germany, but also in other countries, work in the service of the general public and conduct basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck Institutes focus on research fields that are particularly innovative, or that are especially demanding in terms of funding or time requirements.

On 11 September 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the Croucher Foundation and Max Planck Society in Munich, The Memorandum of Understanding confirms the shared commitment of the two organisations to support, on a co-funding basis, postdoctoral research in Germany.  Professor Dr Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, and Professor Tak-Wah Mak FRS, Chairman of the Croucher Foundation, officiated at the signing ceremony.

In addition to establishing a joint postdoctoral fellowship scheme, the Max Planck Society and Croucher Foundation will also promote the exchange of ideas between early-career scientists in Hong Kong and Germany by organising scientific and networking meetings in both locations, and, where appropriate, by funding follow-up visits and activities.

For more information about the partnership, please click here.