TUM Graduate Council
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Amendment of the Bavarian Higher Education Act

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Position Paper of the Landesnetzwerks der Promovierendenvertretungen in Bayern (LaProBay) about the Bavarian Higher Education Act

In 2020, doctoral representatives in Bavaria started exchanging ideas on matters concerning doctoral candidates and on how to build representative structures across the state. Since then, a network of universities with regular meetings was established: the Landesnetzwerk der Promovierendenvertretungen in Bayern, with members from the universities in Bayreuth, Erlangen-Nuremberg, Munich (TU), Regensburg and Würzburg.

In this position paper presented to the Ministry of Science and Art, LaProBay focuses on the doctoral-related topics of the Bavarian Higher Education Act. LaProBay calls for:
1. legal anchoring of the doctoral representations and their inclusion into the existing status groups.
2. promotion of young researchers and plannable career paths
3. participation of doctoral candidates in the development of rules on teaching load
4. framework conditions for doctorates at or in cooperation with universities of applied sciences (HAWs)

Please find the joint paper in our “Positions” section.

Amendment of the Bavarian Higher Education Act

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Joint Position Paper of the Student Council and the Graduate Council

Since the Bavarian Ministry of Science and Arts published the key points of the planned reform of the Bavarian Higher Education Act in October 2020, a broad and constructive discussion about the future direction of the Bavarian higher education landscape has flared up. In this discussion, the perception of the next generation of scientists, who are currently in training, is unfortunately only taken into account to a limited extent. At the Technical University of Munich, for example, this generation forms the largest group with approximately 45,000 students and approximately 7,000 doctoral candidates, who share similar ideas for an innovative Bavarian university landscape.

Please find the joint paper in our “Positions” section.


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On January 11, the Graduate Council gathered online for its 78th meeting to vote on their new team of speakers for 2021.

After his term in office as 2nd Speaker (October 2020 to January 2021) we congratulate Sebastian Straßer (TUM Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering) to his new role as 1st Speaker. We are further happy to congratulate Mónica Basilio Hazas (TUM Chair of Hydrology and River Basin Management) for being elected as new 2nd Speaker of the TUM Graduate Council.

As of January 11, Mónica and Sebastian will officially represent the voice of the GC and thus, doctoral candidates at TUM.


New speakers elected

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In order to vote on their next speakers, the TUM Graduate Council held its 74th meeting. We are happy to announce that Romina Rösch and Sebastian Straßer have been elected as first and second speakers of the Graduate Council.
They are doctoral representatives in the Medical Graduate Center and the Graduate Center Electrical Engineering and Information Technology respectively and will take office on October 1st. Congratulations!
Romina and Sebastian will take office on October 1st.

TUM Supervisory Award 2020

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TUM Supervisory Award 2020

During the 73rd meeting, the Graduate Council thoroughly discussed the TUM Supervisory Award 2020. We are proud to congratulate Prof. Dimitrios Karampinos (Body Magnetic Resonance Research Group for winning the TUM Supervisory Award 2020.  We thank Prof. Karampinos for his exemplary supervision and for his commitment to the training of his doctoral candidates. President Hofmann will present the winner at this year’s Awards Dinner.

Check out the nomination video

TUM Campuslauf 2020

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Virtual run: June 25th or 26th

Impressions of TUM Campus Run 2019 – discover watching the video.

This year’s biggest sporting event at TUM — the campus run with about 2.500 participants — had to be canceled. We have splendid news: The TUM Junge Akademie will host TUM’s first virtual campus run instead.

Register here for the first virtual campus run on the TUMJA Wiki from 10th of June 2020 until 24th of June 2020.