A central aspect of the interaction between the project teams and creation of the IGSSE´s own identity has been our graduate school´s annual meeting, also known as the IGSSE Forum. During this three-day symposium, approximately 200 members of IGSSE and international guests meet for scientific workshops, lectures and ambitious training programs.
The Forum encourages our doctoral candidates to look beyond the borders of their own research interests, learning about the various aspects, solution concepts and visions of divergent research fields. They also have to present their own projects to the meeting´s interdisciplinary audience - and get the opportunity to exchange and develop ideas off the beaten tracks.
IGSSE Forum 2017: Manage your career!
‘Manage your career’, has been the 2017 annual meeting´s leitmotif and aimed at giving doctoral researchers the opportunity to get first-hand insights into diverse career opportunities, ranging from academic and non-university contexts, startups, patent examination and many others. Among key note speakers and workshop instructors were Dr. Fridolin Stary (Head R&D, Wacker Chemie), Dr. Carlos Härtel (CTO & Chief Innovation Officer, GE Europe) and Dr. Markus Zanner (Chancellor University of Bayreuth). For the first time, several companies (e.g. Infineon, Evonik, Wacker, Dynamic Bionsensors, Kinexon) and research institutions (DFG, UAS7, Fraunhofer) have presented opportunities at an exclusive IGSSE career fair. On the same occasion, small panels, consisting of alumni and diverse representatives from academia and industry have offered the opportunity to discuss questions regarding a fulfilling and successful career.
Find more details on the program in our IGSSE Forum 2017 booklet.
IGSSE History in Raitenhaslach
Since 2007 IGSSE has hosted annual meetings with renowned keynote lecturers addressing a scientific topic that is of interest to an interdisciplinary audience. Past speakers have included Prof Wolfgang Heckl, Director General of the Deutsches Museum, Prof Bert Sakmann, Nobel Prize Winner, and Prof Raoul Weiler, Club of Rome.
After a two-year absence due to refurbishment activities, IGSSE returned to the inspiring atmosphere of the century-old monastery Raitenhaslach in Burghausen near the German-Austrian border, now TUM´s Science and Study Center, in 2016.