Alumni Association of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute
In existence since 1986, the Alumni Association of the Hamburg Max Planck Institute (“Freunde des Hamburger Max-Planck-Instituts für ausländisches und internationales Privatrecht e.V.”) offers a forum through which friends and supporters of the Institute, including current and former staff members, guest researchers and scholarship recipients, can remain engaged with the Institute and maintain contact with one another.
The Association pursues the goal of providing both intellectual as well as material support for the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law. It is open to the legal community at large, both domestically and internationally, and thus goes beyond a pure alumni association.
Members are regularly apprised of Institute developments and ongoing research projects. Notice is also sent about scheduled Institute events, at which practical experience and academic knowledge can be exchanged, thus creating impetus for new efforts. In sharing their expertise, members support each other and foster the activities of junior researchers. Further, members also have access to the Institute's library, thus allowing them to pursue new academic projects.
Membership fees paid into the Association serve to fund the academic mission of the Institute. The Association awards scholarships to foreign guest researchers and supports the Institute library in the acquisition of literature.