Information for Master Students
For Master students there are three ways to start shaping their scientific career at the institute.
- One can do the master thesis here. Therefore please apply directly at your favorite department.
- The second possibility is to enter one of the master course programs of the Graduate Training Centre of Neuroscience at the University Tübingen.
- The last possibility is to work as research assistant. Therefore, the institute offers students from different scientific study areas the opportunity to assist in various research projects.
Educating and training junior scientists is of primary importance for the future of research and development. The Max Planck Society, together with Universities launched an initiative called the “International Max Planck Research School”, IMPRS, to promote junior scientists. These Research Schools offer gifted students from Germany and abroad the possibility to prepare themselves for their doctoral exam by offering them, in addition to excellent research conditions, a structured course program. The Research Schools are geared to scientists who have already completed their masters degree and working towards their doctoral degree. They provide a first-class interdisciplinary education, interlink topics PhD candidates are working on and foster cooperation among the doctoral students and their advisor. The curriculum provides an excellent graduate education and focuses particularly on the needs and the specific interests of students. The thesis supervisor together with an advisory board monitor the student’s individual progress. The Schools would also like to familiarize students with research facilities in Germany and spark their interest for future cooperative activities with German scientists.
The Graduate School of Neural & Behavioural Sciences initiated jointly by the University of Tübingen and the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics, brings together areas, which are traditionally covered by biomedical research and by computer sciences.
As findings in modern neuroscience are expected to have significant impact beyond the framework of basic science particularly for medical fields, the Tübingen program addresses students who have completed a first degree in natural sciences, psychology or medicine. Major research activities of the neuroscience community in Tübingen include topcis of (human) cognition and behavior, as well as molecular mechanisms of developmental neuroscience, neurodegeneration and neuroregeneration. In addition, sensorimotor prostheses, retinal and cochlea implants are being developed.