Caesar is a neuroscience research institute associated with the Max Planck Society. The institute is operated by a non-profit foundation under private law.
Center of advanced european studies and research (caesar)
As of 2016, caesar hosts two research departments and many research groups. Like all Max Planck Institutes, the directors of caesar are scientific members of the Max Planck Society.
Caesar is part of a cluster for neurosciences in the Bonn-Cologne region and has multiple ties with the University of Bonn and University of Cologne. In collaboration with the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience, the University of Bonn and Florida Atlantic University, caesar runs the International Max Planck Research School (IMPRS) for Brain and Behavior. This first transatlantic IMPRS graduate program aims to train students in a large range of cutting-edge techniques which are currently instrumental in the quest for understanding brain circuit function in the whole animal and its role in defining behavior.
The institute is operated by a non-profit foundation under private law. The president of the Max Planck Society chairs the foundation board. Trustors are the Federal Republic of Germany and the Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia. Caesar is evaluated by a scientific advisory board. The evaluation is effected according to the procedures and criteria of the Max Planck Society.