Max Planck Society

Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law

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Online version Handwörterbuch des Europäischen Privatrechts
Events for the Promotion of Junior Scholars
Academic Council

The Academic Council (Wissenschaftliches Konzil) is a cornerstone of the institute’s academic communication. Every six weeks, junior scholars present their research and discuss their findings with the institute’s directors, research fellows, and doctoral students, as well as with foreign scholarship recipients and guest researchers, the academic guests of the library, and interested members of the nearby legal faculties.

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Aktuelle Stunde

The Aktuelle Stunde is a weekly workshop. Here questions related to substantive civil law, the history of law, and comparative private law are presented and discussed. Guest researchers also regularly use this forum to present their research and engage in discussion with the institute’s scholars.

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Postdoctoral Candidates’ Colloquium

The institute not only supports the postdoctoral dissertation (Habilitation) projects of its own employees but also views it as its duty to bring together internationally oriented junior scholars from universities, both among themselves and with the scholars of the institute, to get to know one another and exchange ideas. This aim is served by the Postdoctoral Candidates’ Colloquium, which has been held by the institute every two years since 1999 and to which postdoctoral candidates from German, Austrian, and Swiss universities are invited.

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Max Planck PostDoc Conference on European Private Law

The PostDoc Conferences on European Private Law take place every two years. The institute invites junior scholars from the non-German-speaking countries in Europe and offers them the opportunity to present and discuss their research in English and French.

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