International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science
The International Max Planck Research School for Computer Science (IMPRS-CS)
is a graduate program jointly run by the Max Planck Institute for Informatics (MPI-INF), the Max Planck Institute for Software Systems
(MPI-SWS), and the Computer Science Department at Saarland University.
The MPI-INF and the MPI-SWS are among the more than 80 institutes run by the Max Planck Society. The MPIs are Germany's prime basic research facilities with world-class, basic research in the fields of medicine, biology, chemistry, physics, technology, and the humanities. Since 1948, MPI researchers have been awarded 18 Nobel prizes, which testifies to the quality and innovation of MPI research programs.
Educating and training junior scientists is of primary importance for the future of science, research, and innovation. The Max Planck Society, in cooperation with German Universities has launched the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) initiative.
Admitted students receive a first rate, research-oriented education in their chosen area of concentration. They enjoy close supervision by a world-renowned scientist in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs, and scientists. The program is fully funded.
IMPRS-CS holds a funding agreement with Microsoft Research Cambridge (MSRC), which contributes 15 PhD support contracts in areas of research related to MSRC. Recipients of these support contracts have the opportunity for internships at MSRC and other collaboration
with a world-leading industrial research lab.