Welcome back at the Max-Planck-Institute for Ornithology!

The success of our Institute is based not only on knowledge gained by current research, but also on excellent work that has been done in the past by you as a former colleague. We aim to promote further exchange with active scientists and Alumni, and would like to keep in touch with anyone who has contributed to our Institutes in the past.

We therefore invite you to join the Max Planck Alumni Association (MPAA), a non-profit organization developing and sustaining a world-wide community of alumni and alumnae of the Max Planck Society.

The association is envisioned as a highly international, modern and active community promoting and supporting innovative thinking, knowledge and experience exchange, and is the largest alumni organization for a non-university research institution.


Who are alumni and alumnae? Everyone who has spent at least six month at one Max Planck Institute or one of the affiliated structures listed below. This includes all researchers (doctoral students, postdocs, group leaders, directors, visitors, either under contract, stipend, or third-party funding) and staff members.

All people who are still working at the Max Planck Society can also apply for membership to the association, but with certain limitations (e.g. they cannot attend the Assembly of the association).

Membership is currently under invitation, as the infrastructure is being tested.

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