The public relations department gives the public insight into the scientific work of the Max Planck Institute. The department processes information, publishes press releases and organizes press conferences. Furthermore, the department offers guided tours through the institute, organizes exhibitions at fairs (e.g. Biotechnica fair in Hanover), plans activities for students (e.g. the annual practical training for students or the Girls’ Day), coordinates the participation in events like the Long Night of the Sciences in Magdeburg and prepares the corresponding information material.
Most importantly, the public relations department is responsible for all the outbound communication, designs print and online communication and implements activities and methods in collaboration with the research groups.