TU Darmstadt not only offers doctoral candidates an innovative and excellent research environment. We support doctoral candidates in their individual career planning and development in academia, business and society through targeted and tailor-made support.
TU Darmstadt promotes the acquisition of competences through a large number of quality-assured and demand-oriented further training courses within the framework of the Ingenium Qualification Programme. The semi-annual programme offers workshops for career development. Registration is necessary and can be made via the registration form on the individual event pages. Courses are free of charge for early career researchers of the TU Darmstadt. You can register for up to five events per programme.
In addition, the Ingenium Networking Programme offers career-relevant information and orientation events. The annual highlight: our kick-off event ! Impulse – Getting started and connected
Doctoral candidates at the TU can choose their individualized qualification programme from the Ingenium Qualification Programme to match their discipline-specific and personal needs. The assignment of the modules to 1-Starting Phase, 2-Advanced Phase and 3-Final Phase is an Ingenium recommendation.
As outstanding research universities in the Rhine-Main area, Goethe University Frankfurt, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz along with Technical University Darmstadt have joined together to form the RHINE-MAIN UNIVERSITIES (RMU) alliance.
Find out about events organised by our RMU partners in which you can participate:
Goethe University Frankfurt am Main GRADE
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz Gutenberg Council for Young Researchers (GYR)
In addition to the general qualification programme, Ingenium offers the organisation of courses on request for interested faculties, graduate schools and research training groups with a special need for courses in their field.
The free services include event management from trainer placement to on-site support ( (opens in new tab) ). The client assumes the complete costs of the trainer (fee plus travel and accommodation costs, cancellation fees due to lack of participants or rescheduling) as well as any additional costs. detailed overview of services
Individual advice is available to doctoral candidates for any general questions concerning the doctoral phase. The focus of advice is, among other things:
Please make an appointment in advance.
TU Darmstadt has university-wide 'Guidelines on the Promotion of Early Career Researchers through Ingenium'.
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Impulse – Getting started and connected is an annual event for new doctoral candidates. The event aims at bringing together doctoral candidates from all departments of the university right from the start. Getting to know people who are in the same situation and finding out about the wide variety of services for doctoral candidates provided by different institution of the university are the major goals.
Remember all the open questions before your doctorate: is a doctorate the right thing for me? What will be expected of me? How do I find a supervisor or funding?
We would like to enable interested students to exchange their experiences on all these questions – and we need you for that! As an ambassador for your subject, you share your experiences and insights from a doctoral candidate's everyday life and answer questions. Interested? Then please let us know!
TU Darmstadt has a comprehensive range of funding opportunities that support postdocs in their scientific qualifications and in organisational issues relating to life in Darmstadt.