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The Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences (German Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Förderung der Wissenschaften e. V) is an independent non-profit organisation conducting scientific research through its institutes.

The Society was established on February 26, 1948, named after Max Planck, as the successor to the Kaiser Wilhelm Society[?]. Its budget for 2002 was about 1250 million euro, with 95% supplied by state and federal governments of Germany and 5% by donations and earnings.

Apart from the institutes, there are the International Max Planck Research Schools, Independent Junior Research Groups and other facilities.

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