TUM Science Manager

Our science managers make a significant contribution to achieving top performance in research and teaching at TUM.

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TUM Science Manager Programs

+++ Our TUM Science Manager Programs will start again in fall 2024! Application deadline: June 16, 2024. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to visit our info sessions on June 4, 2024, or arrange a personal interview: careerdesignspam prevention@lll.tum.de +++

The Technical University of Munich is one of the best universities in Europe. It regularly achieves outstanding results in international and national rankings. As a science manager, you will make a significant contribution to the success of TUM: You will take on interdisciplinary design, control, and management tasks in the schools and research centers, as well as in the departments and university divisions. This will create optimal conditions for excellent science.

In the TUM Science Manager qualification program, you will learn specific methods and tools that you can apply directly to your work as a science manager. You will expand and deepen your specialist knowledge and your interdisciplinary management skills. As a result, you will be optimally prepared for diverse, demanding, and responsible activities in science management.

Structure of the qualification programs in the TUM Science Manager

In the TUM Science Manager qualification pathway, we will again be offering two structured programs for your personal and professional development starting in the winter semester 2024/2025.

The duration of both programs is 12 months, with the option to extend the content development to a maximum of 24 months. In both qualification programs, we provide you with specialist knowledge and specific techniques for professional science management. The content is based on the latest research findings and also takes into account current trends in science management. As a result, we ensure that our qualification programs effectively support you in mastering your interdisciplinary management tasks.

TUM Science Manager (Level 1): Communication, Networking & Managing Projects

For science managers with 1-2 years of relevant professional experience in the coordination or management of (research) projects who have embarked on the path to science management and want to deepen their skills in a scientifically sound manner and acquire new competencies.

TUM Science Manager Level 1

TUM Science Manager (Level 2): Change Management & Transformation

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.

TUM Science Manager Level 2

Elements of the qualification program


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


Do you have any questions or suggestions about our services? Please feel free to contact us!

Eva-Maria Knipfer
Learning & Development Manager

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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


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Eva-Maria Knipfer
Learning & Development Manager

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80333 Munich