Coronavirus: Protective Measures at the MPIfG


Research and services at the MPIfG in summer semester 2020

[April 29, 2020]
Gesellschaftsforschung 1-20Thanks to the efforts of everyone at the Institute, research and services have largely been able to continue at the MPIfG over the past few weeks. It is extremely important to us that we continue to take precautions to protect all our employees, guests, and visitors.
One of these precautions is to maintain reduced physical presence and social contact on site. The Board of Directors has taken the decision to cancel the public events that were planned for the current summer semester and to suspend the visiting researchers program. Researchers and members of the service teams continue to work from home. It is also possible to work on site at the Institute, but anyone doing so must follow the special hygiene instructions and precautions that are in place to prevent the spread of infection.
These arrangements initially apply from May 1 up to the end of the lecture period in the summer semester on July 17. We will let you know here of our plans for the second half of 2020.


On-site operations reduced to a minimum – research and service continue remotely

[March 26, 2020]
As a research institute with a network of international connections, the MPIfG is committed to protecting the health and safety of all our employees, guests, and visitors and to preventing the spread of infections. We have therefore canceled all public and internal events and all national and international business travel until further notice. Visitors will have access to the Institute only where this is necessary to maintain the minimum level of operation on site.
Our intention is for the Institute’s work to continue as fully as possible, and we are using digital technology and virtual communication to make this happen. Researchers and members of the service teams are predominantly working from home at the moment. The Institute can be contacted by email or phone in the usual way. We will be answering all inquiries, but we ask you to bear with us if we occasionally take a little longer than usual to respond.
If there are any significant changes at the MPIfG, we will let you know here. Let’s stay connected, and please stay safe!


MPIfG expands its protective measures and opts for virtual collaboration

[March 13, 2020]
In light of the rapidly increasing number of coronavirus infections worldwide and the growing number of risk areas, the MPIfG has made the decision to act proactively for the protection of its employees. Wherever possible, researchers and the members of the MPIfG service teams will work from their home offices. For the time being, the MPIfG will not offer public events, and its staff and guests will not undertake travel or attend conferences. Meetings will be held via video conferencing. Social contact on site will be kept to a minimum, in accordance with the code of conduct now in operation.
These protective measures will initially apply until 12 April 2020, after which we will reassess the situation and extend the measures if necessary.
We will inform here about further decisions.

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