The International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation – Legal and Economic Determinants (IMPRS-CI), in Munich, Germany, was a doctoral programme jointly offered by the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, the Department of Economics, the Munich School of Management, and the Faculty of Law of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich. The School comprised institutions and academics from the fields of law, economics and management.
Educating and training junior lawyers and economists is of primary importance for the future of research and innovation. The Max Planck Society, in cooperation with German Universities has thus launched the International Max Planck Research Schools (IMPRS) initiative.
Within this initiative, the IMPRS-CI contributed to interdisciplinary research at the interface of law, business administration and economics in the area of competition and intellectual property rights. Admitted students received a first rate, research-oriented education in their chosen area of concentration. They enjoyed close supervision by world-renowned lawyers and economists in a competitive, yet collaborative, environment rich in interaction with other students, post-docs and academics. The program was fully funded.