More than 900 scientists and staff members from all over the world are currently working at the Max Planck Campus in Tübingen, situated on top of a steep hill overlooking the picturesque university town in the South of Germany.
Scientists are researching in the fields of developmental biology of animals and plants, as well as in the cognition and processing of the brain. The campus performs within an innovative and interdisciplinary research environment and consists of three institutes and a laboratory: the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, as well as the Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. The institutions belong to the broader Max Planck Society Gesellschaft, headquartered in Munich.
The offices and laboratories are embedded in lofty and modern buildings. While the institutes each have their own scientific focus, many campus facilities are shared, like the Campus IT infrastructure, the Max Planck House with guest rooms, a canteen and a cafeteria serving healthy food, a lecture hall and a library. Moreover there is the daycare “Planckton” for children under 3. The Max Planck Institutes help facilitating the combination of a balanced work and family life.