Culminating many years of collaboration in research and teaching between the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne and Sciences Po
in Paris, the
Max Planck Sciences Po Center on Coping with Instability in Market Societies (MaxPo)
opened its doors in fall 2012. In jointly founding the Center, the MPIfG and Sciences
Po are taking a major step toward working together more closely.
Sciences Po is the leading social science university in France. Its nine interdisciplinary and internationally oriented
research centers do research in the social and political
sciences, economics, history, and law.
The Institute's cooperation with Sciences Po involves
Sciences Po is one of the international partner institutions of the institute's doctoral program, the
International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)
The MPIfG and the
Institute for Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences
have founded a joint international research group in Warsaw in 2017. Marcin Serafin
will be the new group's head. The
Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life
will do research on the social and institutional embedding of economic action, with a focus on the further development of the concept of "fictional expectations." Partner groups are a way to support young researchers from Max Planck Institutes who are returning to their countries of origin. The Max Planck Society cooperates with countries interested in strengthening their research through international cooperation.
Given the international character of research in comparative political economy, economic sociology and organization studies, international cooperation is crucial. The International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE)
, the joint international PhD program of the MPIfG and the Department of Management, Economics and Social Sciences of the University of Cologne, enables fellows to spend six months at an American, French or Italian partner institution or another academic institution abroad in order to gather international experience and develop their work in an international context. The IMPRS-SPCE also hosts PhD students from abroad, creating further opportunities for fellows to develop their skills and networks.
The MPIfG considers international cooperation to be the most productive organizational form of comparative research. Many visiting researchers make valuable contributions to its research program. The MPIfG is part of a worldwide network of research institutions and researchers in the social sciences. It cooperates closely with several research institutes abroad, including: