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

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

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

Speaker: Prof. Dr. Kai von Lewinski (University of Passau)
Funding: since 2012
For more information, please refer to the website of the RTG

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.

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.

 

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