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Max Planck Institutes Brace for Change

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Science  27 Oct 1995:
Vol. 270, Issue 5236, pp. 568-570
DOI: 10.1126/science.270.5236.568

Summary

Munich—With funding for life and no teaching requirements, top Max Planck researchers are inan enviable position. But tight budgets, a wave of upcoming retirements, and the challenge of upgrading science in the eastern states may bring some fundamental changes—some say for the better. A sidebar by Robert Koenig profiles zoologist Hubert Markl, the newly elected president of the Max Planck Society.