Prolongation for our successful research school
October 22, 2015
Based on the excellent evaluation of our international Max Planck research school IMPRS-gBGC, the follow-up proposal to the Max Planck society was now officially granted by the Max Planck president. In his recent letter to the IMPRS spokesperson Prof. Martin Heimann, President Prof. Martin Stratmann congratulated on the highly successful research school and granted its prolongation for another six-year period.
Group picture in 2013 (picture author: Jens Kirstein, www.jfk-photography.de)
In April 2015 all partners, the President of the Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Prof. Walter Rosenthal), the deans of the Faculty of Biology and Pharmacy (Prof. Frank Hellwig), of the Faculty of Chemistry and Earth Sciences (Prof. Ulrich S. Schubert), of the Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Sciences (Prof. Birgitta König-Ries) as well as the Managing director of the Max Planck Institute for Biogeochemistry (Prof. Markus Reichstein) had agreed on the continuation of the concept in a follow-up proposal.
With the granted prolongation, our close cooperation with the Friedrich Schiller University Jena will now be financially supported until June 2022. We are very glad and looking forward to six more years for the IMPRS-gBGC, which offers a PhD program in global biogeochemistry and related earth system sciences to well-motivated and highly qualified students from all countries.