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Mission Statement

The TUM International Graduate School of Science and Engineering (IGSSE) is an interdisciplinary research institution of the Technische Universität München (TUM). It supports new, strong links between the natural and medical sciences with engineering, achieved via the graduate school´s training concept, emerging from an excellent research environment.

IGSSE promotes the development of young scientists at TUM in terms of both research and personality. Although the scientific excellence of every graduate's individual doctoral research and thesis is pivotal, IGSSE offers a doctoral training program that generates considerable added value for its members: Research experience across disciplinary borders, international networking, entrepreneurial know-how, and personality development. The program prepares IGSSE Alumni to pursue careers at an executive level in international research and industry.


Based on TUM´s outstanding disciplinary expertise, the IGSSE doctoral training is effectively interdisciplinary and team-oriented. With on the one hand specilization and expertise in their discipline, competences regarding openness and curiosity towards other disciplines, IGSSE doctoral candidates earn valuable qualifications for their future career.


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 is committed to open up fundamental research to industrial and medical applications and supports industry partnerships (e.g. scholarships) as well as research co-operations (e.g. project teams).


IGSSE meets the challenge of gender and diversity in science and engineering with special regard to supporting women. Currently, 40% of our scholarships have been assigned to female doctoral candidates and extral funds are available to support the families in emergency situations. Also, the IGSSE Fellowship has been escpecially designed to strengthen female researchers in their early stage careers.




EuroTech network event: From excellent research to excellent innovation – are universities ready for the future?

20 September 2017, 6-8pm, Representation of the Free State of Bavaria to the European Union,...


More fun than anyone: IGSSE@ TUM´s dragon boat race

Although the IGSSE team did not make it to Head of the Olympic Lake in 2017 - their fun was...


Apply now: IGSSE travel grant for ICCE 2017

28-29 September 2017, TU Darmstadt

Submission deadline for abstracts: 18 June 2017


10th IGSSE Forum

1 - 4 June 2016, TUM Science and Study Center, Burghausen


10th IGSSE Forum

Smart cooperation - science and technology in, with and for society


The Science of Cooking

Doctoral Candidates explore the Secrets of a great Dinner



Having heard of a great Canadian Kick-Off Meeting, everyone at IGSSE was thrilled to welcome the...


Breakfast at IGSSE´s

Meet the IGSSE team every other month! All the things IGSSE members wanted to asked but never dared...


Save the Date: Canadian ATUMS Speaker on "Global Science- Global Career"

26. November 2015, 6-8 pm, IAS Faculty Club, Garching Campus

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