Working Groups

Awareness
The Working Group Awareness aims at increasing the visibility of the TUM Graduate Council and its activities by designing posters, flyers and other information material. In addition, the Working Group is also responsible for the (social) media content published by the TUM Graduate Council. Check out and follow/like the Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter accounts to see the results.
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Career Paths
The goal of the Working Group Career Paths is to develop criteria for enhancing the perspectives for the academic mid-level, in particular doctoral candidates. It is in close contact with and exchanges ideas on a regular basis with the TUM Task Force Career Paths.
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Diversity and Internationalization
The TUM Graduate Council respects the diversity agreements of the individual faculties based on the TUM Diversity Code of Conduct. Building on this code of conduct, the Working Group Diversity and Internationalization currently develops its own guidelines, which deal specifically with the interests and needs of doctoral candidates at the Technical University of Munich.
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Doctoral Regulations
The goal of the Working Group Doctoral Regulations is to suggest possible changes to the “TUM Regulations for the Award of Doctoral Degrees”. To this end, ideas for changes to the regulation are collected from all stakeholders involved in the process of awarding a doctoral degree at TUM. These ideas will be discussed in the TUM Graduate Council and finally the Working Group will prepare a position paper that is then promoted at all levels of TUM.
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Garching
The TUM campus Garching-Forschungszentrum contaings everything an aspiring doctoral researcher could hope for – except for a social life. The goal of the Working Group Garching is to change exactly this by organizing regulars’ tables, workshops, and other events. To join one of the events or to actively support the Working Group, check out the TUM Graduate Council’s social media accounts.
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Good Scientific Practice
Compliance with the Rules of Good Scientific Practice is of central importance for a well-functioning scientific community, particularly if it exemplifies best practices to its young scientists. For this reason, the TUM Graduate Council has decided to promote this important issue via the Working Group Good Scientific Practice which has recently completed a position.
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Raitenhaslach
The Working Group Raitenhaslach plans and organizes the yearly multi-day retreat of the TUM Graduate Council to Raitenhaslach. In this way, the Working Group provides the basis for an inspiring working environment which allows the members of the TUM Graduate Council to efficiently advance current projects.
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Supervisory Award
The Working Group Supervisory Award is responsible for the yearly implementation of the TUM Supervisory Award. It organizes the nomination as well as the selection procedure and finally prepares the short list of candidates based on which the yearly winner of the TUM Supervisory Award is elected.
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Survey
The Working Group Survey was responsible for the TUM Graduate Council’s biannual questionnaire of all doctoral candidates at TUM. Since 2019, it supports thte TUM Graduate School at conducting Nacaps’ National Academic Panel Study and uses the results to identify current issues and demands of doctoral candidates at TUM.
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TUMblue
The legendary networking event TUMblue is organized by the Working Group with the same name. The members of the TUMblue Working Group choose the location, plan the event, organize bands, food and drinks and act as the main contact persons before, during and after TUMblue.
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