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 of humans and the great apes.
The IMPRS LSHO is based at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology and Leipzig University which both are 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 the three disciplines:
- Comparative and Molecular Primatology
- Evolutionary and Functional Genomics, Ancient DNA, Molecular Anthropology and Genome Bioinformatics
- Human Paleontology, Prehistoric Archaeology and Archaeological Science
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 sufficient knowledge, skills, and 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.