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Transferable Skills Training

IGSSE´s transferable skills training module motivates young scientists and engineers to a critical reflection on the academic, cultural and socio-scientific rapport of modern technologies.

Doctoral researchers can choose from courses, seminars and trainings in

  • Communication & Information: presentation & negotiation techniques, rhetorics, professional moderation, lifelong learning, scientific communication, scientific writing, etc.
  • Ethics & Responsibility:  ethical issues, theory of science, globalization, etc.
  • Personal & Career Development: conflict management, emotional competence, time & self management, networking skills, career planning, etc.
  • Economics & Innovation: basic principles of economy & business life, technology management, product design, venture capital, brands, patents & licenses, etc.
  • Cultural Competence: 'going international', contemporary history, international project management, gender training, language courses, etc.

Find many suitable courses in the TUM Graduate School training program and get an overview of all IGSSE training partner institutions.


Also courses and trainings at other universities or our national and international partner institutions may be attended. Details must be discussed between Ph.D. student and his/her supervisors and Project Team leader in advance.




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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Apply now: TUM-Imperial Global Fellows Summer School
17-21 July 2017, Burghausen, Germany
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Register now: ICMSB 2017
26-28 July 2017, TUM Study and Science Center, Raitenhaslach