Qualification Track TUM Science Manager

Our science managers play a key role in ensuring that outstanding performance is achieved in research and teaching at TUM.

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The Technical University of Munich is among the best universities in Europe. It regularly achieves excellent results in international and national rankings. Our science managers play a key role in ensuring that outstanding performance is achieved in research and teaching at TUM. They assume design, control and management tasks in the schools and research centers, but also in the central departments and functional units. In this way, our science managers create optimal conditions for excellent science.

In the qualification path TUM Science Manager, you will learn about TUM and the academic system in Germany so that you can act competently and professionally within it. You will learn concrete methods and tools that you can apply directly in your work as a science manager. You will expand and deepen your specialist knowledge and your interdisciplinary management skills in order to be able to take on diverse, challenging and responsible activities in science management now and in the future.

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Structure of the qualification programs in the TUM Science Manager

In the TUM Science Manager qualification track, we offer two programs in the winter semester 2022/23.

The programs have a duration of at least 12 months, although completion of the content can be extended to a maximum of 24 months. Participation in the courses as well as the job shadowing will generally take place during working hours; in particular, the accompanying qualification elements such as career coaching and peer mentoring may require your commitment outside of working hours.

In the pilot program, we instruct you in concrete tools and techniques for effective science management and work with you to further develop best practices. Our pilot program addresses the latest research findings while taking into account current trends in science management. In this way, we ensure that our qualification program effectively supports you in mastering your interdisciplinary management tasks.

The pilot program focuses primarily on management competencies that enable effective initiation, implementation and control of change processes, as well as competencies required for a responsible position in the management of academic institutions and units. In this way, we prepare you not only for a job at TUM, but also for a promising continuation of your career, for example, in non-university research institutions, science-promoting institutions of the state and the federal government, as well as in research management in industry.

TUM Science Manager Level 1

For science managers with 1-2 years of relevant professional experience in the coordination or management of (research) projects who have taken the route to science management and want to deepen their competencies in a science-based manner and acquire new ones.

TUM Science Manager Level 1

TUM Science Manager Level 2

For experienced (3 years or more) science managers who want to further strengthen their management skills and acquire the competencies required for a leadership role in science management and for successfully dealing with change.

TUM Science Manager Level 2

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You have questions about the qualification track or want to find out which of the programs is the best fit for you?

Feel free to arrange a consultation appointment with our team: careerdesign@lll.tum.de


For any questions on our course program, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Eva-Maria Knipfer
Program Manager

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This is what our alumni say

I found the course elements on change management particularly exciting, as we are currently experiencing and shaping this in practice with the school foundations. I decided to actively participate in the transformation and building process of the new TUM School of Engineering and Design.

Science Manager Alumna 2022

During the program, I increasingly took on management and leadership tasks where I could directly benefit from the program’s content.

Science Manager Alumnus 2022

CareerDesign@TUM is not right for you? We have other offers for you:

Our open course program Effective Science Management offers you demand-oriented further qualification that supports you in mastering your interdisciplinary management tasks.

TUM horizons is aimed at people in science-supporting and administration-related jobs and offers many formats for your competence and satisfaction in the workplace.

Tailor-made offers to improve the quality of your teaching can be found with ProLehre | Media and Didactics.

The offers of the Talent Factory are specifically designed to meet the needs of our PostDocs and provide you with research skills and competencies in research management.


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