TUM Researcher

Together, the university community conducts research to generate new knowledge and thereby shape innovation. With the 12-month qualification programme TUM Researcher, we prepare researchers for a responsible (leadership) role in research.

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People are at the heart of TUM's research and innovation agenda. An inspiring environment and optimal conditions for your work as a researcher are the basis for outstanding research achievements. We promote your individual talents with our new structured qualification programme TUM Researcher, so that you can realise your full potential.

Target Audience

The program TUM Researcher Level 2 is aimed at (international) researchers at TUM (employed on a temporary/permanent basis in pay group E/A13 or higher) with an excellent doctorate and usually another 1-2 years of experience in research and teaching who want to expand and deepen their cross-disciplinary research skills.

The main target group is scientific staff in the faculties/schools or in central scientific institutions. The program language is English. There is no age limit for application.

Not sure whether the TUM Researcher program fits your profile? The CareerDesign@TUM team will be happy to offer you an individual consultation: careerdesignspam prevention@lll.tum.de

Structure and Content

In the program TUM Researcher Level 2, the focus is on interdisciplinary key competencies that qualify you for a responsible (leadership) position in research (at universities, non-university research institutions or within industry and business). It comprises a formal course program and accompanying qualification elements. The standard duration of the program is 12 months (flexibly extendable to max. 24 months).

The program is designed to be as flexible and demand-oriented as possible. Many individual program elements can be customized to your needs and requirements. Information on the course program as well as accompanying qualification elements (self-study, career coaching, peer mentoring and job shadowing) can be found below.

Elements of the qualification program



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Please note: If your current position at TUM is financed in whole or in part by third-party funding, we ask you to clarify directly with the funding body whether it is possible for you to participate. A further education to this extent might not be compatible with the purpose of the funding commitment for some third-party funders. If you are unable to clarify the matter yourself, please contact us again.

Selection Process and Criteria

The selection process is intended to ensure that this qualification program is a good fit for you:


Questions about this program? We will be happy to advise you!

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CareerDesign@TUM Presentation

Self Assessment

Letter of Recommendation

Information for Supervisors

Technische Universität München

TUM Institute for LifeLong Learning

Eva-Maria Knipfer
Program Manager 

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80333 Munich



Adressed to …
Science managers and executives in science management

What we offer:
The TUM-wide Community of Practice offers science managers an exclusive platform for further qualification, exchange, and networking: generate new ideas in exchange and discussion with your peers, create synergies at TUM, and jointly establish best practices in science management.