During your Stay

What to know during your time in Göttingen

Cycling to the Institute – How to Be on the Safe Side
What you need to know if you want to cycle to work. more
Family & Career
If you stay for a longer time and bring your children with you, you may want to find a kindergarten place on campus or an appropriate school near your place of residence. On the following web pages we provide an overview of the possibilities in Göttingen regarding day care and schools. more
Göttingen Campus Event Calender
Here, you find all talks, seminars & events at the Göttingen Campus at a glance and you can also subcribe to it. more
Language Courses
The institute offers several free language courses in German and English. The language courses are open to all members of the Göttingen Max Planck Institutes. More information can be found on our intranet. more
Networks & Communities
There are several strong networks at the institute, in Göttingen, and within the Max Planck Society to support exchange and communication. Among them are the PhD / Postdoc Community, the Junior Faculty Network, and the Facility Network. more
Public Outreach Activities
The PR office issues press releases and information on events and other activities at regular intervals, publishes the institute magazine MPIbpc News, and supports researchers in communicating their results to the public. more
Public Transport by Bus (GöVB), Discounts, and the Institute's E-Bikes
Information of public transport, bus lines, and schedules can be found on the GöVB website. Institute employees can purchase a company subscription to use public transport giving them a discount of around 18 percent on the normal rate at all price levels. In addition, employees can use the institute's e-bikes for business trips free of charge. more
Research Support
The office for research support provides information and advice on funding opportunities, current calls for proposals, and further supports the search for specific funding opportunities and the submission of applications. more
Social Events
There are a number of activities at the institute, ranging from sports, summer parties, and retreats to culture nights and a weekly happy hour. More information can be found on our intranet. more
Sports Activities
Whether volleyball, fitness courses directly at the institute, discounts on university sports and studios, or a fitness room on site – there are many ways to stay active. An overview of our offers is available on our intranet. more
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