International Max Planck Research School COMP2PSYCH renewed for 6 years
We are delighted to announce that Professor Ray Dolan and Professor Ulman Lindenberger have been successful in their bid to renew the International Max Planck Research School on Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research for another 6 years (2020 – 2028).
Since 2000, the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) have become a permanent part of the Max Planck Society’s efforts to promote Ph.D. students. Talented German and foreign junior scientists are offered the opportunity to earn a doctorate under excellent research conditions. A shared characteristics of the graduate programmes at Max Planck Institutes is a close colloboration with universities.
The International Max Planck Research School on Computational Methods in Psychiatry and Ageing Research (IMPRS COMP2PSYCH) teaches and trains concepts and methods from computer science and statistics in relation to substantive research questions in psychiatry and lifespan psychology. In close collaboration with the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, it gives pre-doctoral fellows the opportunity to learn, apply, and develop computational and statistical methods that foster our understanding of individual development from childhood to old age, with an emphasis on mental illness and healthy cognitive ageing.
“This is a tribute to our wonderful students who have been outstanding. Three UCL students graduating this year from the IMPRS have all won prizes for their research. The MPS recognised this quality and we were considered exceptional by an International Panel who carried out the evaluation in September 2020.”
Professor Ray Dolan, Director, Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing, Wellcome Centre for Human Neuroimaging, UCL Queen Square Institute of Neurology.
We are also pleased to announce that Professor Dolan’s Co-Director Ulman Lindenberger has taken up the role of Vice-President of the Max Planck Society, where his specific brief is International Affairs.