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Prof. Kathrin Lang, tenure track professor for synthetic biochemistry, in the laboratory
Kathrin Lang was appointed to the tenure track professorship for synthetic biochemistry. (Image: A. Heddergott / TUM)
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Worldwide interest in TUM’s appointment and career systemTenure track in the media

Clear promotion prospects based on transparent criteria and full independence right from the start of a career – TUM's tenure track system, launched in 2012, offers young professors opportunities unique in Germany. Numerous media worldwide have not only reported on the best-practice model, but also on the many scientific successes of the professors. 

Reports on the research of the tenure track professors:

Reports on TUM’s tenure track system:

This is a selection of the reporting. The availability of the articles may be limited in time.


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Hauptgebäude der TUM

100th tenure track professorship at TUM

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has recruited its 100th tenure track professor: Jana Giceva (31), a computer scientist, who joins TUM from Imperial College London. Half of all of the selected academics have come to...

TUM-Präsident Wolfgang A. Herrmann

40 new professorships for TUM

As a vanguard university in the "real" tenure track system, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has achieved outstanding success in the new German federal program: Today Minister of Education and Research Wanka...

Karl Duderstadt und Susanne Mertens, zwei der ersten sieben Forscherinnen und Forschern bei MaxPlanck@TUM.

MaxPlanck@TUM on course

Premiere for the “Max Planck@TUM” alliance: The Max Planck Society (MPG) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have appointed seven outstanding scientists as leaders of Max Planck Research Groups and tenure track...

TUM-Präsident Prof. Wolfgang A. Herrmann hat erneut die Notwendigkeit eines akademischen Karrieresystems mit Aufstiegsperspektiven für junge Wissenschaftler betont. (Bild: A. Heddergott / TUM)

TUM President: Europe needs a “real” tenure track model

Professor Wolfgang A. Herrmann, President of the Technische Universität München (TUM), has once again highlighted the need for a career system with clear advancement prospects for young scientists. This is the only way that...

Junge Wissenschaftler im Gespräch

On tenure track at TUM as a Max Planck Research Group Leader

An excellently equipped lab at a Max Planck Institute, interinstitutional networking with fellow scientists and defined career prospects at a University of Excellence: the Max Planck Society (MPG) and Technische Universität...

EPFL-Präsident Patrick Aebischer, Donald B. Dingwell, Generalsekretär des European Research Council, TUM-Präsident Wolfgang A. Herrmann und Robert-Jan Smits, Generaldirektor für Forschung und Innovation der Europäischen Kommission.

From postdoc to professor

Presidents from EuroTech Universities, along with the Director-General of the European Commission’s DG for Research and Innovation, highlighted the acute need for a clearer career path for academic scientists in Europe. The...

Vom Post Doc zum Full Professor - die TUM bietet jungen Forschern diese Chance. (Bild: Eckert / TUM)

Real career opportunities for young researchers

The Technische Universität München (TUM) has started a career system for young scientists that will serve as a forerunner in Germany. The TUM Faculty Tenure Track System offers outstanding talents early independence as...