The TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) is an interdisciplinary scientific institution of the Technische Universität München (TUM). It integrates Natural and Engineering Sciences through graduate and postgraduate education rooted in a strong research foundation.
IGSSE promotes the development of young scientists at TUM in terms of both research and personality. The main focus is on the scientific excellence of every graduate's individual doctoral research and thesis. The Graduate School offers a Research Training Program generating a considerable added value in terms of (multi-) disciplinary experience, international networking, scientific and entrepreneurial know-how, and personality development. The objective is to lay the groundwork for graduates who wish to pursue careers at an executive level in international research and commerce.
The IGSSE has formed the innovative basis for and is now a Thematic Graduate Center of the TUM Graduate School.
Based on disciplinary scientific excellence, the education offered by IGSSE is interdisciplinary and team-oriented. The scientific backbone is formed by TUM’s renowned chairs and faculties with their sound expertise in natural and engineering sciences, medicine, mathematics and computer science. In IGSSE’s interdisciplinary Project Teams, doctoral candidates team up with senior scientists, postdocs and Master’s students.
International graduates, guest researchers and groups at TUM’s international partner institutions can join IGSSE’s Project Teams. The Graduate School promotes collaboration in all ranks through financial support for doctoral symposia, summer schools and conferences. A research assignment abroad is compulsory for all doctoral candidates.
IGSSE has taken up the challenge of diversity by emphasizing the issue of gender in science and engineering. To address work-life balance issues and to increase the percentage of women in our program, special attention is being paid to the needs of women, parents and families. We offer networking opportunities for female scientists, part-time doctoral programs, prolonged scholarships in case of childbirth, childcare facilities and dual career opportunities.
IGSSE supports the transfer of fundamental research results for industrial and medical purposes. Thus, IGSSE is committed to strong industry partnerships and co-operations.