The Max Planck International Research Network on Aging (MaxNetAging) is a virtual institute for the advancement of research on the causes, patterns, processes, and consequences of aging. It is part of the broad activities carried out by the Max Planck Society in this field.
Under the auspices of the Max Planck Society, MaxNetAging provides a platform for an international collaboration endeavor involving twelve Max Planck Institutes and outstanding scholars from other institutions, such as the University of Virginia and the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm.
The network's interdisciplinary focus includes political science, law, sociology, anthropology, economics, history, art history, history of science, demography, mathematics, biology, medicine, cognitive and brain sciences, psychology, and human development.
MaxNetAging awards fellowships, offers a doctoral program, and organizes research workshops. The new three-year doctoral program, "MaxNetAging Research School (MNARS)," was launched by the MaxNet Aging Network in October 2007. It consists of a research training group (Graduiertenkolleg) of twelve or more doctoral students. Each student is affiliated with one of the participating Max Planck Institutes.
Additional information can be found on the MaxNetAging Web site.