About Us


The mission of the International Office (IO) at the MPI for Biology of Ageing is to provide support and services to students, scientists and visiting scholars who are coming from abroad. Currently our office has cooperation with the University of Cologne and the MPI for Neurological Research as well as the research center caesar and DZNE in Bonn. Together with our partners, we aim to provide quality service and individualized support for our international scientific community. 

Your first point of contact as a newcomer

The IO serves as a first point of contact for newcomers. During the initial period we assist with all legal formalities as well as orientation where we help you walk through the process of settling in. The office also offers general support and advice on practical matters such as finding a right doctor, suitable accommodation to childcare and much more. In addition, we organize social and sport activities as well as cultural seminars and workshops so one can draw the best experience working and living in Germany.

We encourage you to visit our office and use our services at any time during your stay. If you need individual assistance, please come by during our walk-in hours or simply e-mail us for an appointment.

We wish you an enjoyable stay and much success!

Helen and Andrea