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Max Planck Trainee Award 2022

Once a year, the MPG honors its trainees for extraordinary performance, particularly high commitment and above-average diligence with the Trainee Award. A selection committee consisting of three trainers, a GBR member and the youth and trainee representatives decides who receives the awards. Of more than 600 trainees at MPG, 15 received a personal letter from the president this year: Martin Stratmann congratulated them as the winner of this year's trainee award. In addition, they all received a certificate and €750 in award money, which they can freely dispose of.

Dimitrij Weingardt, Head of Administration at the MPI for Neurobiology of Behavior, handed over the certificate during a small ceremony. In addition to her excellent academic performance, with a final grade of 1.0, Alexandra was also involved as a training ambassador for the Bonn/Rhein-Sieg Chamber of Industry and Commerce. Her trainer Rita Repschläger, who has been preparing young people for the world of work at the institute for over 20 years, is full of praise for Alexandra: "It always gives me so much pleasure to train young people and accompany them for part of their journey. Alexandra has been so well trained in all areas that she is very much missed as a worker - but especially as a person - in all areas of responsibility!"

Alexandra has already completed her training at the Institute in 2021 and has found that she never tires of learning. She is currently studying business administration at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences. Not surprisingly, she's not content with just one thing here either: As a working student, she is active in the field of event management and experiences many exciting challenges here as well.

The Max Planck Institute for Neurobiology of Behavior wishes Alexandra all the best for her future career.


Alexandra Hohn (center) receives the Max Planck Society Trainee Award. Handed over by the administrative director of the MPI for the Neurobiology of Behavior - caesar, Dimitrij Weingardt (right), and in the presence of the head of training, Rita Repschläger (left).