The Leipzig School of Human Origins
c/o Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
Deutscher Platz 6
phone: ++49 (0) 341 3550 122
fax: ++49 (0) 341 3550 119
e-mail: leipzig-school@[>>> Please remove the brackets! <<<]eva.mpg.de
International Max Planck Research School "The Leipzig School of Human Origins"
The International Max Planck Research School “The Leipzig School of Human Origins” (IMPRS LSHO) is a unique PhD program that combines different disciplines to study the evolutionary history and origins of humans and other primates.
The IMPRS LSHO is based at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and the University of Leipzig which are both located in Leipzig, Germany. Our international PhD program brings together PhD students from various scientific backgrounds who select a research topic that falls within the scope of one of three (from 09/2017 onwards, four) disciplines:
- Comparative and Molecular Primatology
- Human Behavioral Ecology and Developmental Psychology (from 09/2017 onwards)
In addition, PhD students receive extensive expert information outside their chosen topics, broadening their horizons towards potential interdisciplinary approaches. When they graduate from the Leipzig School of Human Origins after three years, PhD students will have obtained expert knowledge, skills, and an innovative spirit to start a successful career in evolutionary research and beyond.
To hear some of the researchers in the program talking about their work, see Evidence: A Case Study in Human Origins from the Exploratorium, San Francisco.