The Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (MPI-BGC) in Jena is dedicated to interdisciplinary basic research in the field of Earth system sciences with a focus on climate and ecosystems. The internationally renowned institute, which currently employs around 230 people, is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year.
Jena and Thuringia
Our institute is located on the Beutenberg Campus in Jena, Thuringia, a major city that has been ranked top within German municipalities in five different economic rankings in recent years. The Friedrich Schiller University and more than ten different research institutes on the Beutenberg Campus offer excellent local cooperation opportunities.
Jena is known for high-tech industry, internationally renowned research institutions and a modern university. However, it also has a beautiful natural setting in the green Saale Valley with steep limestone slopes. The city of Jena has an active student scene and a diverse cultural life.