Research-oriented 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.

ProLehre/ Media and Didactics

Doctoral candidates who actively participate in teaching or who are "only" interested in teaching and pedagogy 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 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.

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 Services

TUM ForTe - Office for Research and Innovation offers services to all TUM members who intend to apply for a patent for an interesting idea, a project at developmental stage, or a finished product.

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.


Advocacy Groups and Representatives

Doctoral candidates can also contact various representatives and advocacy groups, for instance the Gender Equality Officer and the service office for students with disabilities and chronic illnesses. In addition, academic employees can contact the following offices and representatives: the Equal Opportunity Officer, Disabled Persons’ Officer, Academic Employee Council, Ombudsperson for Academic Personnel, Personnel Board, etc. A good overview of the representatives and advocacy groups at TUM can be found on the TUM.Diversity web page.