Research Training Groups

The following provides an overview of Research Training Groups priority programs coordinated by the Technical University of Munich.

What are Research Training Groups?

  • Research Training Groups focus on top-level research and provide a structured qualification programme for doctoral students to enable the timely completion of doctoral research training. A key objective is to enable the timely completion of doctoral research training.
  • Research Training Groups (short GRK for German “Graduiertenkolleg”) are university research projects which are funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG), generally for a period of up to nine years (2 x 4.5 years). 
  • German universities can apply for an International Research Training Group (referred to as an IRTG) with an international partner. Both institutions apply at their respective national research support institutions and jointly steer the Research Training Group.

For further information about Research Training Groups, please consult the  DFG website 

Research Training Groups coordinated by TUM

SpeakerProf. Dr. Roland Pail (Chair for Astronomical and Physical Geodesy, TUM School of Engineering and Design)
Funding: since 2022

SpeakerProf. Dr. Stephan Pauleit (Chair for Strategic Landscape Planning and Management, TUM School of Life Sciences)
Funding: since 2022

SpeakerProf. Dr. Tilo Biedermann (Chair for Dermatology and Allergology, TUM School of Medicine)
Funding: since 2022
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Helmut Seidl (Chair for Formal Languages, Compiler Construction, Software Construction at the Informatics Department)
Funding: since 2019
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Andreas S. Schulz (Chair for Operations Research, TUM School of Management)
Funding: since 2017
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Bernhard Rieger (Chair for Macromolecular Chemistry at the Chemistry Department)
Funding: since 2015
For more information, please refer to the website of the IRTG.

Research Training Groups with TUM participation

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Jochen Gensichen (LMU Munich)
Funding: since 2021
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. med. Thomas Gudermann (LMU Munich)
Funding: since 2018
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Katia Parodi (LMU Munich)
Co-Speaker: Prof. Dr. Franz Pfeiffer
Funding: since 2017
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.