ScienceManagement@TUM is your TUM-wide platform for further qualification, exchange, and networking, exclusively for all science managers at TUM.

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As science manager, you make a significant contribution to achieving top performances in research and teaching at TUM. You take on essential interdisciplinary management and leadership tasks in schools and research centers, as well as in central and university departments and are responsible for impactful co-creation and content design processes.

ScienceManagement@TUM aims to support you effectively and sustainably in your management and leadership role, to strengthen your self-efficacy as a science manager, to empower you both professionally and personally, and to foster a collective professionalization of science management at TUM.

Our Offer

Thomas Linkel

Community of Practice

A TUM-wide Community of Practice for Science Managers, ScienceManagement@TUM is your platform for further qualification, exchange, and networking: Together with your peers, you generate new ideas, create synergies at TUM, and establish TUM-wide Best Practices in Science Management.

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Thomas Linkel

Exchange Formats

Share your experiences and challenges with your colleagues, learn from and with each other, and jointly develop concrete solutions for your demanding management and leadership tasks at TUM.

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Thomas Linkel

Exclusive Learning Space

ScienceManagement@TUM supports you in your personal and professional development: Our exclusive Learning Space offers you new, future-oriented content and impulses, as well as innovative methods and concrete tools for even more effective science management.

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For me, the ScienceManagement@TUM offer includes a network that promotes sustainable science management at TUM: The exchange of experience in the shared community of practice not only makes my daily tasks easier but also enables me to integrate continuous learning and training into my everyday work.

Scientific Coordinator

For my team and me, ScienceManagement@TUM is the main platform for staff training at TUM. As a community of practice, we live open exchange, learn from and with each other, and practice the change of perspective, which is very central in our field of work, in which we promote international networks and intercultural exchange.

Deputy Director & Lead, Global Engagement

As a rapidly growing integrative robotics institute at TUM, we need highly qualified personnel. The competition in times of a shortage of skilled workers is fierce. In addition to the motivating work in a team and the broad spectrum of tasks, we successfully put ScienceManagement@TUM in the balance: the Community of Practice for science managers often tips the scales – this is how we can attract and retain new colleagues in science management!

Managing Director Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MIRMI)

Community of Practice

Through exchange and networking with your colleagues, you generate new ideas and create synergies at TUM, thereby making a significant contribution to further professionalizing science management at TUM. In addition, within the framework of the joint Community of Practice, you have the opportunity to develop concrete solutions to everyday challenges and problems with your colleagues and to optimize processes through the joint development of TUM-wide standards.

We cordially invite you to help shape ScienceManagement@TUM and look forward to your ideas and suggestions:

  • Zukunftswerkstatt Wissenschaftsmanagement 1 und 2, summer term 2023  
  • Zukunftswerkstatt Wissenschaftsmanagement, winter term 2023 / 2024

Exchange Formats

Forum Wissenschaft.Management.Führung (in German)

Our exclusive exchange and networking event exclusivey adresses executive and managing directors of schools and research centers, as well as central institutions and university departments. Click here to go to the event.

Best Practice-Ansätze im Wissenschaftsmanagement (in German)

Our virtual exchange forum for science managers, which, in addition to providing valuable impulses for your everyday work, gives you the opportunity to exchange ideas and network with your colleagues inside and outside TUM. Click here to go to the event.

Science Management Meetup (in German)

Collegial case consultation for science managers: You exchange ideas in a familiar setting about typical challenges from your everyday work and strengthen your problem-solving skills and your self-reflection. Click here to go to the event.

Exclusive Learning Space

Our science-focused and evidence-based workshop offer provides you with new, future-oriented content and impulses, as well as concrete tools and innovative methods for your personal and professional development as a science manager.

Are you new to your role as a science manager and to TUM? ScienceManagement@TUM is your Community of Practice: share your challenges and Lessons Learned with other science managers and generate best practices in Science Management together.

These courses might be something for you.

Our Offer for Junior Science Manager

Our Offer for Experienced Science Manager

Our Offer for Executive Science Manager

Get involved and help shape our offer!

Do you have ideas or suggestions for topics for ScienceManagement@TUM? Write to us!


Further Offers

Certificate Programs

In addition to our course offerings, from which you can choose freely, depending on your needs and interests, we also offer two certificate programs:


If you have attended courses of at least 30 LU (1 LU = 45 minutes), you will receive a certificate of participation in the ProMi certificate program.


Leadership Academy

If you have attended courses of at least 30 LU (1 LU = 45 minutes), you will receive a certificate of participation in the Leadership Academy certificate program.

Contact and advice

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

Eva-Maria Knipfer
Learning & Development Manager

ScienceManagement@TUM: Your Team

Eva-Maria Knipfer
Learning & Development Manager

Elena Jörg
Program Coordinator

PD Dr. Kristin Knipfer
Executive Director People Development


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