International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs

International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs

Universität Hamburg


IMPRS for Maritime Affairs closed after 12 years of successful work

The IMPRS for Maritime Affairs ran for 12 years, from 2002 to 2014. The IMPRS for Maritime Affairs is proud of its members’ achievements. We will continue to present news of published dissertations and career updates of our alumni will continue to be published on this page.

About the School

The International Max Planck Research School for Maritime Affairs at the University of Hamburg was established in April 2002 by the Max Planck Society for the Advancement of Science, in co-operation with the Max Planck Institute for Comparative and International Private Law (Hamburg), the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law (Heidelberg), the Max Planck Institute for Meteorology (Hamburg) and the University of Hamburg.

The idea

The Research School has set up a unique interdisciplinary Ph.D. program. The School's researchers cover the legal, economic, ecological and geophysical aspects of the use, protection and organization of the oceans.

The School provides extensive research capacities as well as its own teaching curriculum. In addition, the researchers can use the facilities of other institutions of the Law of the Sea, such as the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea (ITLOS), with whom a co-operation has been established.

The School bolsters interdisciplinary research. Its researchers work in the fields of law, economics and natural sciences.

People involved

The Research School’s former Directors are professors and lecturers from the cooperating institutions. They act as supervisors for dissertations and elected applicants for the School's Ph.D. grants.

While Directors are leading researchers in their respective research fields, Scholars and Associates were selected based on outstanding academic credentials to write their Ph.D. thesis at the School.

The Research School tries to keep close links with its Alumni.

Cooperating Institutions