UCL Faculty of Laws


Launch of new UCL Laws–Max Planck Research Visiting Fellowship

23 May 2024

The new scheme will allow up to two UCL Laws academic staff members to undertake research visits at any of the nine Max Planck Law institutes.

Professor Eloise Scotford, Professor Geraint Rees and Max Planck's Professor Stefan Vogenauer at the new Research Visiting Fellowship launch

The launch of the new Research Visiting Fellowship Scheme marks a significant milestone in UCL's longstanding collaboration with Germany’s Max Planck Institutes (MPIs).

The scheme is due to launch in September 2024 and will allow up to two UCL Laws academic staff members to undertake research visits of one to three months at any of the nine MPL institutes. MPL is a national network engaging in legal studies, operating the world's most extensive doctoral and postdoctoral research programme in law and employing approximately 400 researchers.

This scheme was formally agreed during a UCL delegation visit to mainland Europe in May 2024, led by Professor Geraint Rees, Vice-Provost (Research, Innovation & Global Engagement). He was joined by Professor Eloise Scotford, Dean of UCL Laws, and by colleagues from UCL Global Engagement.

Professor Scotford said: "Our partnership with Max Planck Law opens doors to unparalleled access to specialised legal communities for our researchers. This valuable opportunity strengthens the intellectual ties between our institutions, consistent with our outstanding research environments."

Read more on the UCL Global website.