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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

RTG 2201: Advanced Optimization in a Networked Economy

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Stefan Minner 
Funding: since 2017
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

IRTG 1754: Optimization and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations with Nonsmooth Structures

Speaker: Prof. Boris Vexler
Funding: since 2016
​​​​​​​For more information, please refer to the website of the IRTG. Website: 

Research Training Groups with TUM participation

RTG 2274: Advanced Medical Physics for Image-Guided Cancer Therapy

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

RTG 2062: Molecular Principles of Synthetic Biology

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kirsten Jung (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 
Co-Speaker: Dr. Sabine Schneider (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) 
Funding: since 2015
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.

 

RTG 1721: Integrated Analysis of Macromolecular Complexes and Hybrid Methods in Genome Biology

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Karl-Peter Hopfner (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
Funding: since 2017
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG.