The doctoral program at the Max Planck School of Cognition will offer exceedingly bright students a superior grasp of the different methods and approaches used in the rapidly evolving field of Cognition. We are driven by the passion to better understand human cognition and “mental phenomena” (potentially) occurring in non-biological systems and agents.
The School is comprised of an outstanding and world-renowned cluster of faculty researchers from diverse scientific backgrounds but with overlapping research interests. The researchers come from Max Planck Institutes, universities, Helmholtz Association and Fraunhofer Society.
The program consists of an orientation year (basic courses, lab rotations) followed by three years of research for the doctorate and is fully financed.
The Max Planck School of Cognition is one of three pilot Max Planck Schools. For more information about this unique and country-wide initiative, please visit the central website.