Every year, the TUM Graduate Council elects two of its members as their speakers. The TUM Graduate Council Speakers host the regular TUM GC meetings and are in continuous exchange with the TUM Graduate School Management Office and the TUM Graduate Centers. They are also members of the TUM Senate, of the Management Board of the TUM Graduate School, and of the Research Associates’ Council of the TUM.
The TUM Graduate Council consists of the elected representatives of the doctoral candidates from all TUM Graduate Centers, i.e. the Faculty Graduate Centers as well as the Thematic Graduate Centers. The members of the TUM Graduate Council thus represent more than 7,000 doctoral candidates from the entire TUM.
The TUM Graduate Council and particularly its speakers are supported by two student assistants that take over administrative tasks, actively participate in the regular meetings of the TUM Graduate Council and work together with the doctoral representatives on various strategic and operational topics.
Senior Advisors to the TUM Graduate Council
Previous speakers automatically become Senior Advisors to the current speakers of the TUM Graduate Council. They advise them on strategic questions and ensure that previously acquired knowledge is passed on to the newest generation of speakers. They meet once a year to discuss prevailing topics of the TUM Graduate Council.