Its situated on top of a steep hill overlooking the picturesque university town in the South of Germany. The campus consists of three institutes and a laboratory: the Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology, Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics and Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, as well as Friedrich Miescher Laboratory. The research institutes belong to the broader Max Planck Society, headquarted in Munich, Germany.
While the institutes each have their own scientific focuses embedded in lofty buildings, many campus facilities are shared, like the Campus IT infrastructure, the EU office (which is responsible for raising funds for scientific projects), the Max Planck House with guest rooms, a canteen including a cafeteria serving healthy food, a lecture hall and conference room and a library. In addition, the campus offers a daycare center called Planckton. The Max Planck Institutes help facilitating the combination of a balanced work and family life.
Tübingen, the Swabian university town of 88,000 inhabitants and 28,000 students, combines the flair of a lovingly restored medieval center with the colorful bustle and typical atmosphere of a young and cosmopolitan students' town, perfect for singles and families alike.