Other Advising and Service Offices

There are various other contact points at TUM where you can find competent, topic-specific advice and support.

Research and Teaching

University Library

With more than 1.5 million electronic and print media items, 500,000 items checked out, 5 million full text downloads and 1.8 million library visitors a year, the University Library is the academic information center at TUM. The library’s courses and webinars, which offer solid information about research strategies, databases, correct citation style, reference management and much more, are also highly recommended.


Doctoral candidates who actively participate in teaching or who are "only" interested in teaching and pedagogical techniques will find a diverse qualification program for university pedagogy, individual advising, and concrete support for improving their own teaching skills at ProLehre. For doctoral candidates who want to pursue a university career, we particularly recommend earning the university teaching certificate.

IT and Media

IT Support

IT Support is not only the first point of contact for questions and problems involving central IT services and applications at TUM, but also offers a wide range of IT training courses and services.

Media Center

The Media Center is part of the TUM IT Service Center. As a competence center for media and e-learning, it helps users design, develop, produce and use media for research, teaching and publicity work.

TUM Data Privacy Officer

The TUM Data Privacy Officer website provides information about data privacy, and instructions for proper handling of data-privacy and personal-data-related issues.

Patents and Entrepreneurship

TUM Patent and Licensing Office

The TUM Patent and Licensing Office offers the following services, among others, for scholars who want to register property rights for an interesting idea, a project in the development phase, or a finished product: personal advising for inventors, general information about industrial property rights, information about the Employee Inventions Act, identifying patentable research findings, support for creating the invention report, etc.

UnternehmerTUM & Start-Up Consulting

The center for innovation and founding companies at TUM (UnternehmerTUM) and TUM Start-Up Consulting help founders, start-ups and established companies successfully found new companies – including designing the initial idea, creating a business plan, building a team, financing, choosing the legal form and supporting the growth phase. In this e-camp, in just three days, you will test out tools and methods while learning how to identify entrepreneurial opportunities from research ideas, use them to develop business models, and communicate them clearly.