TUMblue 2023 Impressions

The Networking Event

TUMblue is an annual networking event for TUM doctoral candidates hosted by the TUM Graduate Council. It enhances the interaction, communication and thus cooperation of doctoral candidates from all Graduate Centres in a casual setting. Furthermore, TUMblue raises the awareness for the TUM Graduate Council itself and promotes the identification of doctoral candidates with the TUM. Sometime around June hundreds of doctoral candidates come to TUMblue, which has a different theme each year, to enjoy free drinks, dinner, and music.

TUMblue 2023 –  “Come as you are, Network like a star”

We extend a warm welcome to every doctoral candidate, from all fields and backgrounds, to join us for this remarkable gathering. Whether you are just beginning your doctoral journey or are close to reaching the finish line, this event is for you!

Here are the essential details you need to know:
Date: 15th of September 2023
Time: Entrance starts at 7:00 PM
Venue: Mathematics Informatics Building, Boltzmannstr. 3, 85748 Garching bei München

Registration from August 1st here

More information can be found here

Organizational Team 2023:
Anna Jäkel, Ashishrao Mangalore, Ayesha Müller-Wolfertshofer, Ekaterina Zhigalova, Faye Chong Huey Ping, Franziska Kotsch, Juan Lozano, Luise Koch, Severin Böhmer, Shruti Shukla, Stuart James, Vanessa Bolivar-Paypay, Vladimir Shitov

Contact: gc-tumblue@gs.tum.de

Impressions from previous events

Previous TUMblues

TUMblue 2019 – “The Excellence Must Go On”

In 2019, TUMblue “The Excellence Must Go On” – the legendary casual networking event from doctoral candidates for doctoral candidates – takes place for the 6th year in a row – this year on June 7th, 2019 at the TUM Audimax Foyer. All guests will enjoy great music (including two live bands and renowned DJs), numerous networking opportunities, free beer and wine, gourmet food, and ice cream.
Since TUMblue is organized on a voluntary basis by the TUM Graduate Council, we also rely on helping hands to make this great and fun evening take place: For this reason, we are looking for many helping hands (please indicate during the registration process in case you want to help).
We also want to thank our sponsor the TUM Graduate School – without its support TUMBlue would not be possible.

Pictures of TUMblue 2019 can be found here.

Organizational Team 2019:
Richard Schenk (GOV)
Ronja Berg (MGC)
Markus Mäder (MW)
Albert Schletter (PH)
Lennart Bock (HEPP)
Poster Design: Romina Rösch (MGC)

TUMblue 2018 – “Gold Edition”

In 2018, TUMblue took place for the 5th year in a row – this year with more than 700 participants. To celebrate TUM’s 150 years jubilee, doctoral candidates from all TUM Graduate Centers as well as TUM Alumni were invited on June 29th, 2018 to TUMblue Gold Edition at the Audimax Foyer. All guests enjoyed great music (including two live bands and two Munich-based renowned DJs), numerous networking opportunities, free drinks, food, and ice cream. We also thank our sponsors, the TUM Graduate School and the UnternehmerTUM, who made this great event possible.

Pictures of TUMblue 2018 can be found here.

Organizational Team 2018:
Tamara Cikovic (MGC)
Richard Schenk (GOV)
Gerrit Siegers (Klinikum Rechts der Isar)

TUMblue 2017 – “Brains, Beer and Bavarian Brass”

More than 500 doctoral candidates from all TUM Graduate Centers were invited to a casual networking event on June 9th, 2017 in the Audimax Foyer. Besides various bands, the doctoral candidates enjoyed drinks and different snacks provided by food trucks on the plaza in front of the Audimax.

Pictures of TUMblue 2017 can be found here.

Organizational Team 2017:
Tamara Cikovic (MGC)
Alina Gales (GOV)
Richard Kern (MW)

TUMblue 2016 – “Science, Drinks and Rock’n Roll”

All TUM doctoral candidates were invited to enjoy free dinner, free drinks, Rock’n Roll music and great networking opportunities with doctoral candidates from all TUM Graduate Centers at the Audimax Foyer. The event took place on July 8th, 2016.

Organizational Team 2016:
Jonas Umlauft (EE)
Jenny Lebert (MSE)
Jörg Bentz (KGk)
Alexandra Funke (EDU)

TUMblue 2015 – “TUM Graduate School – Cross Borders”

The second TUMblue – a networking event organized by the TUM Graduate Council for doctoral candidates from all TUM faculties – took place on July 26th , 2015 at the Vorhoelzer Forum.

Organizational Team 2015:
Sandrine Stiegler (CH)

TUMblue 2014 – “TUM Graduate School – Cross Borders”

The TUM Graduate Council warmly welcomed Ph.D. candidates and members of the TUM Graduate School to a relaxing evening to celebrate, network, and get together with music, refreshments, and an open bar at the Vorhoelzer Forum. The event took place on May 26th, 2014.

Organizational Team 2014:
Sandrine Stiegler (CH)