In order to respond to the changing circumstances caused be the coronavirus, decisions about whether transferable skills courses will take place will be made 3 weeks prior to the course date. Registrations for new courses will now open 4 weeks prior to the course date. Online course offering will be extended on a regular basis.   

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 offered are listed chronologically. Thus, you will get a quick overview of our exclusive course program. Under each course title, you will find detailed information about the content of the courses as well as the course registration.

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

Important Information on the Course Registration

From now on, our courses will open for registration gradually during the semester. This means that it is possible to register 8 weeks prior to a course start via DocGS. Please have a look at our website to see our full program or download our flyer. By subscribing to the TUM-GS Newsletter, you will be regularly informed about the opening of new courses.

The number of courses you can book is limited to 4 courses (including bookings on the waiting list). Attending the Semester Opening Talk does not count towards the course limitation. This means that you can book the Semester Opening Talk and up to 4 courses of our exclusive transferable skills program per semester. Once you have reached your limit, any additional courses will be marked as "not bookable". 

Should you be unable to attend the course, it is possible to cancel your registration free of charge up to four weeks prior to the course start. We kindly ask you to honor this deadline as your fellow doctoral candidates may be on the waiting list hoping for an opening.

We appreciate your cooperation and wish you a successful start into the Summer Semester 2020!

This Semester’s Focus: Internationalization and Intercultural Cooperation

The academic world is increasingly shaped by internationalization. In 2016 the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research published a paper on internationalization in education, science and research showing that nowadays almost half of the publications in Germany emerge within the context of international cooperation. In times of globalization, we benefit greatly from intercultural competence and excellent communication skills – regardless of whether we aim for a career within academia or in industry.

During the summer semester 2020, our course program places an emphasis on internationalization and intercultural cooperation, by offering you tools to strengthen your intercultural competence and communication skills in an international environment. Moreover, we strive to open your eyes to the numerous benefits of intercultural cooperation.

In addition to our well-established courses, our offerings cover the following subjects:

Semester Opening Talk: Sustainable Mobility Strategies Based on International Cooperation

  • Working Effectively in International Research Teams
  • Improving Your Intercultural Collaboration Skills: Acting Successfully in an International Academic Environment
  • How to Present your Research in Conference Talks and Poster Sessions
  • Show Me Who You Are! Intercultural Communication Outside the Box

… and many more

Let’s go global and explore the world!