Young scientists at the TUM School of Life Sciences
As a young scientist, you will find excellent conditions for your research at the TUM School of Life Sciences as well as a wide range of options to support you on your career path. Doctorate, TUM Junior Fellowship, tenure track professorship or classical habilitation – what is your next career step?
Doctoral candidates at TUM work on challenging scientific issues and are supervised by renowned researchers. The TUM Graduate School promotes an environment in which scientific knowledge and professional qualification are optimally intertwined. It offers all doctoral students at TUM an attractive, doctorate-accompanying advanced training program.
The Graduate Center Weihenstephan (GZW) is an institution of the TUM Graduate School (TUM-GS) and at the same time part of the TUM School of Life Sciences. In order to provide the best possible support for doctoral students, the Graduate Center Weihenstephan designs the framework of the TUM-GS in a needs-oriented manner, taking local requirements into account.
If you are interested in a doctorate at the TUM School of Life Sciences, important questions arise at the beginning: Am I eligible for a doctorate? How do I find a supervisor for my doctorate? And much more. Click here for information for those interested.
Start your doctorate
Entering the doctoral list, finding a mentor and enrolling - everything that is important at the beginning of a doctorate can be found on the pages of the Weihenstephan Graduate Center.
During your doctorate
Whether accompanying courses and seminars, financial support, or questions about the TUM-GS qualification program - during your doctorate, the team at the Weihenstephan Graduate Center is there to help and advise you.
Finish your doctorate
In the final phase of your doctorate, it is time to deal with the administrative processes for the opening of your doctoral procedure. Submission of the dissertation, proposal of the examination board, fulfillment of the qualification program as well as the publication of your thesis - here you will find relevant info for the completion of the doctorate.
TUM Junior Fellows
The TU Munich awards the title of TUM Junior Fellow to those junior researchers who have started their own independent research group financed through third-party funding as a result of a successful application for a highly competitive program. According to the program, junior fellows are those who have not been holding a tenure track professorship beforehand.
The TUM Talent Factory for postdocs provides support if you want to conduct a research project at TUM.
TUM Faculty Tenure Track
TUM Faculty Tenure opens up optimal career and promotion opportunities for international young scientists. Promising talents are appointed as Tenure Track Assistant Professors (W2). Those who prove themselves later become first "Associate Professor", then "Full Professor" and thus have the realistic prospect of a permanent W3 professorship. This performance-oriented career model makes the Technical University of Munich attractive for top talents from all over the world.
The classic path to a professorship leads via the habilitation. With the habilitation thesis, young researchers demonstrate their outstanding scientific achievements. Those who successfully complete the habilitation are qualified to teach.The legal basis for this can be found in the Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz and in the Habilitation Regulations of Technische Universität München (HabilO) issued on the basis of this law.
New habilitation procedure
- Habilitationsverordnung vom 09.03.2003 i.d.F. der Änderungssatzung vom 13.12.2005 (gültig ab 01.08.2003) - deutsche Fassung
- Habilitationsverordnung vom 09.03.2003 i.d.F. der Änderungssatzung vom 13.12.2005 (gültig ab 01.08.2003) - englische Fassung
- Richtlinien für das neue Habilitationsverfahren
- Ablauf (Flowchart)
- Habilitationsgesuch 1Mantelbogen (Deckblatt)
- Habilitationsgesuch 2Mantelbogen (Anlagen)
- Grundausstattung (Anlage zu Punkt 3)
- wiss. Qualifikation (Anlage zu Punkt 6)
- Erklärung (Anlage zu Punkt 12)
- Zusammenfassung Jahrbuch (Anlage zu Punkt 13)
- Titelblatt (Muster)
- Zwischenevaluierung (Formblatt)
- Schlussbewertung (Formblatt)
- ProLehre-Kurse der Technischen Universität München
Previous habilitation procedure
Habilitationsordnung vom 17.06.1992 i.d.F. der Vierten Änderungssatzung vom 23.01.2006 (gültig bis 31.07.2003)