The Max Planck Society is Germany’s most successful research organization. Since its establishment in 1948, no fewer than 18 Nobel laureates have emerged from the ranks of its scientists, putting it on a par with the best and most prestigious research institutions worldwide.
83 Max Planck Institutes and facilities work in the service of the general public and conduct basic research in the natural sciences, life sciences, social sciences, and the humanities. Max Planck Institutes focus on research fields that are particularly innovative, or that are especially demanding in terms of funding or time requirements.
The Croucher Foundation works with the Max Planck Society to offer postdoctoral fellowships, and funding on workshops and symposia to encourage the exchange of ideas between scientists in Germany and Hong Kong.