Guide for new scientist

Introduction

 

Dear Colleague,

We would like to welcome you to the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine (MDC) in Berlin Buch.

Living abroad, far away from home is an important and interesting experience for everybody. Such a sabbatical leave and life in another cultural sphere is also, however, accompanied by some challenging experiences. We want you to feel welcome in Germany and at the MDC in Berlin Buch and we wish your stay to be happy and pleasant. read more...

 

Living in Germany

 

Preperations at home

What to do first in Germany

Accommodation

Money / Bank account

 

Kindergarten / School

 

Local Authorities

 

Registration Offices

Recognition of Degrees and Achievments

Car

 

At the MDC

 

What to organize first

The MDC Homepage

Information about Berlin-Buch

Sports

 

Enjoying life in Berlin

 

Important papers and web-links for Berlin

Public transport

Shopping in Berlin

Libraries in Berlin

Post office

Telephone

 

Taxes

 

Taxes

Income tax

Church tax

 

Social security and accident insurance

 

Social security and accident insurance

 

Health and care insurance

Pension scheme

Unemployment insurance

VBL

Accident insurance

 

Science and Research in Germany

 

Competencies of the federal government and the "Länder"

Higher education

Research institutions

Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung (AvH)

 

Telephone numbers, contacts and further information

 

Telephone numbers, contacts and further information

 

Bibliography

General

Scientific System

Social security

Taxes