In Experimental Medicine program, the candidate must have two supervisors (“Hochschullehrer” according to article 2 subsection 3 BayHSchPG, TUM Junior Fellows or Fellows of the TUM Institute of Advanced study) and a mentor.
- First supervisor must be a member of the Department of Medicine at TUM. He or she bears the primary responsibility for the subject-related supervision.
- Second supervisor must be a member of a natural science faculty (physics, chemistry, WZW, mathematics, informatics) at TUM. The choice of a suitable second supervisor depends largely on the topic and the methodology of the doctoral thesis.
- Mentors must hold a doctoral degree in the relevant field and do not have to be members of TUM. They give further academic support and interdisciplinary supervision.
The decision as to which member of TUM's natural science faculties is best suited to the doctoral project can therefore only be made by the primary supervisor. For this purpose, it is recommended that the first supervisor personally address the person in question and offer an introduction to the doctoral candidate and the project.
Please check also general information for and on advisors under Program Overview - Supervision.
If your supervisor is not located at TUM, MRI or an academic institution recognized by MGC in Munich (e.g. Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Munich Max Planck Institute), the mentor must be an appointed professor at TUM School of Medicine.
Moreover, candidates must demonstrate their active inclusion into the TUM academic environment by submitting a report, and provide any proof of participation in the scientific environment of the TUM: