The closeness of the institutions to each other, their setting in a beautiful park landscape and the availability of places to eat such as the Mensa and Café "Max", three guest houses, a day care center and a science library provide a high quality of life and working environment for the circa 3,000 employees. The Campus with its sculpture park, its exhibitions and a small museum is a place where science and art converge.
The communication center with integrated laboratories on the Campus is an ideal venue for scientific exchange and active social discourse. The Life Science Learning Lab, a non-school learning center consisting of five labs in a heritage-listed building, offers experimental courses in genetics, neurobiology, cell biology, ecology, chemistry and physics for secondary school students and the general public.
Thousands of visitors come to the Campus each spring for the Long Night of the Sciences. There they can gain insight into the life sciences and medicine in an entertaining way by participating in hands-on courses, taking lab tours, watching experimental shows and by visiting information stands.
The Campus day care center CampusSterne offers care in mixed-age groups for 59 children from 0 to 6 years of age. The educational concept includes science and English for toddlers and preschoolers. The day care center is run by the Sehstern Association.
With a wide range of offerings such as Campus Cinema under the CampusSky, symposia on topics of science and the history of science, concerts and art events, readings, guided tours and various sport events, the Society of Friends of the MDC promotes an active campus life and fosters an open, inviting campus at the health location of Berlin-Buch.
CampusVital offers sports activities on Campus Berlin-Buch for preventive healthcare and to promote health. Employees of the research institutions, clinics and companies thus have various opportunities near their workplaces to maintain and strengthen their health. A professional team of sports scientists and nutrition consultants provides individual support.
The quick access to the cultural life of Berlin and the direct proximity to the lakes and forests of Barnim National Park make Campus Berlin-Buch one of the most attractive and vibrant sites of Germany’s capital, offering numerous opportunities for leisure and recreation.