The joint interests of the institute as a whole are subject to the scientific and administrative management of the Board of Directors. The members of the Board of Directors select a Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the institute who execute the daily affairs for a period of two years. The Managing Director and Deputy Managing Director of the institute as a whole are simultaneously Managing Directors of their respective local institute site. The institute currently has seven directors.
Managing Director (Managing Director, Tübingen site):
Dr. Stefan Schaal (Professor, University of Southern California)
Deputy Managing Director (Managing Director, Stuttgart site):
Prof. (Carnegie Mellon University, Pittburgh, Pennsylvania/USA) Dr. Metin Sitti
Board of Directors (Scientific Members of the Max Planck Society)