The Max Planck School Matter to Life
About the School
The Max Planck School Matter to Life is a joint Graduate Program of German Universities and Research Organizations. It brings together experts from various institutions of Germany’s diverse research landscape for an interdisciplinary graduate education.
The 5-year Master to PhD Direct Track at the MPS MtL offers highly talented and motivated students a research-oriented training in the fundamentals, methods and approaches in the rapidly developing field of Matter to Life.
"What, exactly, is life?", and "Can life-like processes, functions and objects be quantitatively simulated, predicted and created in the laboratory?" are the overarching questions addressed in the curriculum and research training.
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About the Program
The program is structured in two phases: In the first two years, students are enrolled in the Matter to Life Master program at the University of Göttingen, Heidelberg University, or the Technical University of Munich.
The first semester facilitates interdisciplinary communication with joint courses between all three Master programs followed by a semester in the focus area of the respective university.
Finally, all students join the ongoing research of the MtL faculty during their lab rotations and Master thesis and continue to pursue their research career in the subsequent PhD phase in any of the MPS MtL faculty labs.