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Promotion of early-career researchers

The cluster draws on a comprehensive support structure for excellent junior researchers implemented at LMU Munich as part of the Institutional Strategy LMUexcellent. The University places particular emphasis on the promotion of the next generation of academics at each stage of the academic career - from doctoral studies to professorship. For this purpose it has introduced specific funding measures in its Academic Career Program and has established a central service infrastructure for promoting junior researchers including the Graduate Center. As central service unit for doctoral studies, the Graduate Center will continue to be available to assist the cluster in all matters relating to the implementation of a professional infrastructure for doctoral research training. Furthermore, the cluster draws on a wide selection of training programs provivded by the Graduate Center and the LMU Center for Leadership and People Management. LMU Munich additionally aims to extend its funding measures for junior researchers and implement a Postdoc Office for postdoctoral researchers.

In addition young researchers of the cluster are offered support through the TUM Graduate School (TUM-GS). The TUM Graduate School (TUM-GS) is the all-encompassing organizational body for doctoral research at the Technische Universität München. Together with its Faculty Graduate Centers and interdisciplinary Thematic Graduate Centers the TUM Graduate School supports doctoral candidates in their research work. In collaboration with institutions of the TUM, the TUM-GS ensures the high quality of the doctoral projects and promotes transferable skills which are becoming increasingly important. In this way the TUM Graduate School provides its doctoral candidates with the best preparation for leading positions in science, industry and society as a whole. Through structural elements regulated in the supervision agreement, a tailor-made Qualification Program, individual mentoring, subject-related consultation as well as gender and diversity services, the TUM Graduate School adds value to every doctoral project and assists the doctoral candidates in successfully completing their doctoral degree in good time.


Academic Career Program LMU

Doctoral Research Training


LMU Center for Leadership and People Management

TUM Graduate School

TUM Faculty Graduate Centers

TUM Thematic Graduate Centers