The University of British Columbia (UBC), Canada and the Max Planck Society have signed an agreement under which they will set up the Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials. The agreement commits both institutions to conducting joint research projects in Canada and Germany, and to increasing scholarly exchanges.
The Max Planck-UBC Centre for Quantum Materials is the third Max Planck Centre to be established abroad. The others are the Indo Max Planck Centre for Computer Science in India and the CSIC-MPG Research Unit in Spain. The first and only Max Planck Institute in North America, with Florida Atlantic University, is currently under construction.
The partnership with Max Planck is a testament to the calibre of research conducted here,” said John Hepburn, UBC Vice President Research and International.