Further information

If you plan a research stay at the MPI for the Science of Human History you may have many questions. Which documents do I need? Is health insurance mandatory? How can I find an accommodation? What types of childcare is available? The following links and brochures may give you some answers:

A guide for international scientists at the Max Planck Institutes.

Living and working in Germany [PDF]

A guide for international scientists at the Max Planck Institutes.
Website of the Max Planck Society for scientific and non-scientific applicants, including the answers to 60 frequently asked questions.

Working at the MPG

Website of the Max Planck Society for scientific and non-scientific applicants, including the answers to 60 frequently asked questions.
A very useful compilation of detailed, Jena-specific information provided by the Graduate Academy of Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

GA University Jena

A very useful compilation of detailed, Jena-specific information provided by the Graduate Academy of Friedrich Schiller University Jena.

Welcome to the Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History!

If you have any questions regarding your stay, please feel free to contact:

Department of Archaeogenetics
Sylvia Arnold
Email: arnold[at]shh.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 686-621
FAX: +49 (0) 3641 686-623

Department of Archaeology
Irene Weinzierl
Email: weinzierl[at]shh.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 686-701
FAX: +49 (0) 3641 686-868

Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution
Kerstin Schück-Tittmann
Email: schueck[at]shh.mpg.de
Phone: +49 (0) 3641 686-801
FAX: +49 (0) 3641 686-868


The city of Jena

The city of Jena - View from “Landgrafen” southbound Zoom Image
The city of Jena - View from “Landgrafen” southbound

Jena is Thuringia 's largest research and industrial site. The Friedrich Schiller University (founded in 1558), with around 25,000 students, and numerous research institutions, including three Max Planck Institutes, dominate the skyline. World-renowned companies such as Carl Zeiss GmbH and Schott AG are based in Jena. The environment of Jena is – thanks to its picturesque forests, the river Saale and limestone walls - perfect for outdoor activities such as walking, jogging, biking, boat trips.

Detailed information about the city and its cultural events at www.jenatourismus.de.

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