Weitere Kursangebote

Über das fachübergreifende Kursangebot an der TUM Graduate School hinaus, gibt es noch weitere Angebote, die Sie in Anspurch nehmen können. Neben Kursen in der "Nature's Masterclass"-Plattform und der EuroTec Datenbank kooperiert die TUM Graduate School auch eng mit anderen Weiterbildungsanbietern an der TUM, die spezielle Kurse und Qualifizierungsmöglichkeiten für Promovierende anbieten:

Nature Masterclass

TUM has an institutional subscription to Nature Masterclasses. As a member of TUM, this subscription grants you access to all currently available online courses on the Nature Masterclasses platform. Make the most of our university’s subscription! See below for details on what the courses are about and how you can get access to the content.

What is the course about, and who is it for?

  • Offers guidance on how to write and publish a great research paper
  • For researchers in the natural sciences who want to get published
  • Easy-to-use with short 10 minute lessons
  • Taught by Nature Research journal editors – so you hear tips from the experts
  • Receive a certificate when you complete each part of the course – there are 3 parts in total

What’s in the course?

Part 1: Writing a research paper
How to write clearly, write a great title and abstract, and structure your paper — as well as how to manage and present your data.

Part 2: Publishing a research paper
How to select a journal for publication, submit your article, and navigate the editorial process — including how to write cover letters, the peer review process, and editorial decisions.

Part 3: Writing and publishing a review paper
What makes a great review paper, how to plan and write a review, and how to referee a review paper.

What is the course about, and who is it for?

  • Offers guidance on how to join in, set up or lead collaborative projects.
  • For researchers in the natural sciences who want to make the most out of collaborative   research projects
  • Easy-to-use with short 15 minute lessons
  • Taught by experts in collaboration including researchers, funders, editors and professionals
  • Receive a certificate when you complete each part of the course – there are 3 parts in total

What’s in the course?

Part 1: Introducing collaboration
Why should you collaborate?

Part 2: Participating in a collaboration
How to collaborate effectively   

Part 3: Leading a collaboration
How to start and lead a collaboration, including troubleshooting and managing outputs

What is the course about, and who is it for?

  • Offers guidance on how to develop one’s data management skills or mentor others through the process
  • For researchers in the natural sciences who want to learn about acquiring practical lifelong skills to manage their data efficiently and comply with evolving requirements, including from funders
  • Easy-to-use with short 15-minute lessons
  • Taught by experts in data management, including researchers, funders, data publishing and institutional data management specialists
  • Receive a certificate when you complete the 4-module course

What’s in the course?

Module 1: Welcome and introduction

 Introduction to the course, key concepts, and why data management matters

Module 2: Creating and maintaining your data management plans

What does a data management plan look like, why it is useful, and how to set one up for your project

Module 3: Managing data in the short and long term

What to think about when storing your data, how to organise and store data properly and assure its quality

Module 4: Sharing your data

Learn how to evaluate the different options for sharing data, how to select a suitable repository for your data, and find out what is meant by making your data ‘FAIR’

What is the course about, and who is it for?

  • Offers guidance on how to enhance your communication to your peers by using narrative tools to tell your research story
  • For researchers in the natural sciences who want to learn about how to communicate their research to the scientific community in an effective, compelling and memorable way
  • Easy-to-use with short 15-minute lessons
  • Taught by 10 experts in using narrative techniques in scientific communication, including researchers, Nature editors and science journalists
  • Receive a certificate when you complete the 3-module course

What’s in the course?

Module 1: Why use a story?
Why are storytelling techniques a powerful tool, what essential elements make a story and how can you advance your research and your career using storytelling techniques

Module 2: Building your story
Identify your key message and show how your evidence supports it, create the underlying structure for your story and learn useful techniques to help your audience follow your story

Module 3: Refining your story
Learn how to refine your scientific story according to the audience, the format, and feedback from peers

How to login for the first time

  • Visit masterclasses.nature.com.
  • Go to the Login page and click ‘Select your institution’
  • Select "Technical University of Munich"
  • Log in using your normal institutional login details (TUM ID and Password)
  • The first time you log in you will be asked to verify your email as a final step. Please use your TUM Email address.

Please note:

  • Please do not register on the Nature Masterclasses website, make sure you use ‘Log in with your institutional credentials’: If you register with your institutional email as an individual user, you may experience an error when you log in via our institution later.
  • The first time you access the online course, you’ll be asked to enter a few details, such as your name and our institution name. Afterwards, you can access the content of the courses.
  • Instructions in German can also be found on the website of the TUM University Library
  • If you need further assistance with your course access, please refer to the Help page on the Nature Masterclasses website, where you will find further useful information, FAQs and contact details for the Masterclasses support teams.

GRADE elearning

Provider: GRADE (Goethe-Universität Frankfurt)

GRADE, the Graduate Academy of the Goethe University Frankfurt, has developed an eLearning Tool for "Good Scientific Practice in Doctoral Studies", which introduces young researchers to the basic rules and aspects that must be taken into account.

Five modules provide basic information on Good Scientific Practice. The modules include interactive elements to test the (newly acquired) knowledge as well as additional information material. GRADE is responsible for the content of the course.

TUM doctoral candidates have access to a version of the tool that is adapted to TUM-specific regulations and processes as far as possible.



GRADE, die Graduiertenakademie der Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, hat ein eLearning Tool für "Gute wissenschaftliche Praxis in der Promotion" entwickelt, das jungen Forscher/innen die grundlegenden Regeln und Aspekte vorstellt, die bei der Promotion berücksichtigt werden müssen.

In fünf Modulen werden grundlegende Informationen zur guten wissenschaftliche Praxis, Tests zur Überprüfung der gewonnenen Erkenntnisse sowie ergänzendes Informationsmaterial zur Verfügung gestellt. Die inhaltliche Verantwortung für den Kurs trägt GRADE.

Interessierten Promovierenden der TUM steht dieses Tool in einer so weit wie möglich an das Umfeld der TUM angepassten Version zur Verfügung.


EuroTech Kursdatenbank

Promovierende der EuroTech Universitäten können an den Seminaren und Kursen der anderen drei Universitäten teilnehmen. Eine Übersicht der Kurse finden Sie in der EuroTech PhD Course Database.

Beispiele für Kurse sind: 

  • Statistical Physics for Communication and Computer Science (EPFL)
  • Summer School of Healthcare Diagnostics (EPFL)
  • Bioengineering and Critical Thinking (DTU)
  • Modern Methods in Industrial Mathematics (DTU)

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