The Max Planck-University of Toronto Centre (MPUTC) for Neural Science and Technology aims to create and deploy advanced technologies for the study of brain circuits for the improvement of human health, while charting new territory in the field of computing.

A centerpiece of MPUTC is a joint PhD program between participating Max Planck Institutes and University of Toronto.

Check out our open positions for a collaborative Ph.D. position between a participating MPG PI and the U of T PI

Max Planck

MPG is an independent, non-profit German research organization, founded in 1948, and is the successor organization to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society which was established in 1911. Currently 86 research institutes belong to MPG (Max Planck Institutes), performing basic research in the biomedical, chemistry, physics and technology disciplines as well as the social sciences and humanities.

University of Toronto

U of T is a corporation vested with the government, management and control of the University of Toronto by the University of Toronto Act, 1971. U of T is a highly regarded and respected Canadian university engaged in a broad range of research and educational activities.

The centre unites researchers of the Max-Planck-Gesellschaft (MPG) and University of Toronto (U of T) in the areas of engineering, physics, neuroscience, neuroinformatics, and neuromedicine.