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Transferable Skills Training

The TUM Graduate School offers a wide range of courses that support you as a doctoral candidate to further develop your transferable skills and expand your interdisciplinary experience. The courses are designed as an additional qualification during your doctorate and offer valuable orientation for your next career steps. 

All courses currently offered are divided into competence areas and listed below. On the left side you will find the PhD-oriented program and on the right side the career-oriented program. By clicking on the boxes you will get to the individual courses. Here you will also find detailed information about course contents and course registration. 

Please pay close attention to our terms and conditions of participation.

This semester’s focus: The Balancing Act

Working on your doctorate can sometimes feel like a balancing act: On the one hand, you are enthusiastic about focusing on your research – but on the other hand, there are various demands on you and your time: You may have to supervise students or take over administrative tasks at your research institute. You may have to publish your results within a very tight time frame – or even need a second job to finance your doctoral studies. While you are spending long hours in the lab or at your desk, you also want to spend time with your family and friends. And you want to take care of your own wellbeing by doing sports, being outdoors or having time just for yourself.

Stay Healthy and Productive

Finding ways to create a wholesome work-life balance is essential to stay healthy and productive – not only during your doctorate. In this semester, we therefore offer several courses that will support you to find your very own balance:

Semester Opening Talk: Biology of Performance
• The Balanced Researcher
• Peak Performance – Inspired by Neuroscience
• Time Management
• Embodied Yoga Principles: Bring your Scientific Career andPrivate Life into Balance
• Back training – just do it!
• …and many more