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Retrenchment at the Max Planck Society

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Science  13 Jun 2003:
Vol. 300, Issue 5626, pp. 1638
DOI: 10.1126/science.300.5626.1638

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HAMBURG-- The Max Planck Society is being forced to shrink its operations after more than a decade of expansion. In response to a budget freeze this year, the premier German research organization will close 12 of its 270 departments by 2007 and has scrapped plans for nine others.