Upcoming training offers and events at the TUM

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Call for Proposals: Create your own workshop!
Ideas Competition for the TUM-GS transferable skills training


The TUM Graduate School arranges together with the Graduate Council an ideas competition: You are invited to hand in proposals for a course or workshop within our transferable skills training specifically tailored to your needs and interests! The TUM Graduate School will organize the course, taking place within the framework of the TUM GS course program.

The call is open from February 14th until March 17th 2019. Please submit your workshop proposal including the desired topic and format within this time. Among the submitted proposals, a winner will be selected. If your proposal wins the contest, you will be guaranteed a place in the course, free of charge!

Detailed information on the contest, the specific criteria and a form for your proposal will be found on our website as soon as the program for the Summer Semester 2019 is published (Feb 14th, 2019).

TUM Graduate Council

On February 7th, 2019, the 58th Meeting of the TUM Graduate Council will be held. Topics will be inter alia the TUM regulations for Diversity and Internationalization as well as their importance for the doctoral candidates, news from the TUM Senate, and projects of the Graduate Council for 2019, such as TUMblue 2019 and the second edition of the TUM Supervisory Award. The meeting will take place in room H.001/002 of the TUM School of Governance – everyone who is interested in the work of the Graduate Council is welcome to join!

If you want to learn more about the Graduate Council, have a look at our new website or follow us on facebook!


Cultural Program for Doctoral Candidates
Guided tour “Munich by Night”

When the honorable citizens go to bed it’s night watch time. Old legends come alive when the night guard talks about historic facts and anecdotes of his century long life. With the flickering lights of its lantern, he will guide us through the historical center. Together we will experience an extraordinary tour through the hidden streets and places of Munich.

When: Saturday, February 9th 
8:45 p.m. 
Fee: EUR 4.00

Please contact Stefanie Binder for registration.

Find out more about our next excursion to Obersalzberg on Saturday, 2 March on our web page, as well as further information on the registration procedure, participation fee and our terms and conditions. 

We are looking forward to seeing you at one of our events!

Joint Summer / Winter Schools of the EuroTech Alliance
Call for Applications is open until 31 January 2019!

To enhance exchange and research collaboration between the EuroTech Universities, the EuroTech Alliance is funding selected summer/winter schools, organized by doctoral candidates from at least 3 of the EuroTech Universities for their peers. The topic of the 2-7 day winter/summer school should be interdisciplinary at the cutting edge of science and technology, and be of high relevance for science and society.

If you have a specific interdisciplinary topic in mind that could be developed into a 2-7 day program for at least 15 participants, please discuss the idea of organizing a joint EuroTech winter/summer school with your supervisor. If your supervisors agrees, you need to find 1-2 doctoral candidates from each of the participating EuroTech partner universities. At least 3 of the EuroTech partner universities shall be involved in the organization of the respective joint winter/summer school.

Successful TUM proposals will receive financial support from the TUM to cover all costs on site, amongst others catering (incl. one course welcome dinner), local transport and marketing/course materials. TUM will also cover travel and accommodation expenses of non-EuroTech speakers.

To host a Joint EuroTech winter/summer school, please submit the following documents to the TUM Graduate School (internationalnoSp@m@gs.tum.de): 

The application deadline for joint EuroTech winter/summer schools in 2019 is 31 January 2019! 

Further information about the application process can be found in the joint EuroTech winter/summer school - instruction for applicants document or on our website.

Cite it Right
Webinar of the University Library

Are you currently writing your thesis and are not sure about what and how to cite? In this citation course you will learn how to cite correctly and avoid unintended plagiarism.

When: 16th of January 2019, 2 – 4:30 p.m.
Where: Adobe Connect Meeting Room (Link is sent via e-mail after registration)
Who: TUM Doctoral Candidates, TUM Scientists

This webinar consists out of two parts. In the first part we will discuss basic principles of citing, such as:

  • why to cite
  • what needs to be cited and when
  • how to cite and
  • how reference management programs can help with your citing

In the second part of the webinar we will discuss topics chosen by the participants. Therefore, we would kindly like to ask you to bring desired questions and topics.

Here are a few topics participants from previous courses were interested in:

  • Citing images
  • Creative Commons
  • Citing tables and charts
  • Co-authorship
  • Citing students' projects
  • Citing yourself
  • Citing from personal communication
  • Citing unpublished sources
  • Citing interviews
  • Citing standards
  • Citing research data (sets)

If you would like to register, please click here. If you have any further questions, please feel free to contact us via workshopnoSp@m@ub.tum.de.

Routes to Publishing – Publication Process, Open Access, Authors' Rights
Workshop of the University Library

The course "Routes to Publishing" focuses on the publication process, open access, and authors' rights. All you want to know about scientific publishing is offered to you in this compact course.

When: 15th of February 2019, 9 – 11 a.m.
Where: Library Main Campus
Who: TUM Doctoral Candidates, TUM Scientists

We provide an introduction to the scientific publication system, and to how the university library can support you with your publication projects.

  • The publishing process: selecting an appropriate journal for your article, submission process, peer review
  • Open access publishing: increasing the visibility of your research results
  • Electronic and printed publications at TUM: mediaTUM (media server) and TUM.University Press (publisher)

In the second part of this course we deal with legal issues relating to your publications.

  • Copyright
  • Author contract: what to consider
  • Licenses for open access: which one to choose

If you would like to register, please click here.

Contact: If you have not found a suitable date or have any questions on our course program, please contact us via workshopnoSp@m@ub.tum.de.

TUM-GS Management Office Team