TU Berlin Center for Junior Scholars (TUB-CJS)

Advancement of Junior Scholars

The options for pursuing a successful academic career at Technische Universität Berlin, including degree programs, doctoral programs and postdoc work, provide an effective incentive for attracting new talent. Maximizing diversity has an important role to play in this process. With regard to doctoral studies, this includes the option to complete a dissertation within an academic chair, cooperative forms of supervision as well as the opportunity to complete external dissertations in collaboration with commercial organizations. For the postdoc phase, the focus is on projects, junior research groups, and junior professorships. A targeted flexibilization of the professorial system and new Tenure Track procedures will allow select junior professors to advance to the next level at Technische Universität Berlin. This concept is intended to enable the University to advance outstanding junior scholars and strengthen their commitment to a future at Technische Universität Berlin, while at the same time developing promising new areas of research.

The Center for Junior Scholars (CJS) is the central institution for the advancement of junior scholars at Technische Universität Berlin.

We offer comprehensive networking and advisory services and proactively support the further development and cultivation of excellent support for young academics at Technische Universität Berlin, which is oriented towards latest quality standards and current strategic developments.

Doctoral students and postdocs are offered advice on administrative and organisational issues, on problems or conflicts in the supervision relationship, and on the preparation of applications in the area of junior researchers. We also provide information on calls for scholarships and prizes, on courses for interdisciplinary further education and on funding opportunities for travel and mobility.

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Services of the Center for Junior Scholars (CJS)

proMotion - Qualification, exchange and networking for female doctoral candidates

Career advancement for female scientists with a doctorate on the way to a professorship

More services by the CJS

Identify interdisciplinary competences

If you have ever wondered what competencies one acquires during a scientific career in addition to professional expertise, then our pretest for the Self-Assessment Tool competencies may be of interest to you!

Round Table on the Advancement of Junior Scholars

Several times a year, the CJS invites young researchers to the Round Table on the Advancement of Junior Scholars in order to promote dialogue between young researchers and the stakeholders involved in the advancement of junior scholars at TU Berlin.


The CJS offers information events on various topics. In addition, introductory events for doctoral students are held regularly together with the faculties.

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Advising & Support

The Center for Junior Scholars is available to answer all your questions, whether you are considering doing a doctorate at Technische Universität Berlin, already completing a doctorate at the University, or are here as a postdoc. Expert advising and support are offered on a wide range of issues relating to the advancement of junior scholars.

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Pursuing a doctorate is an interesting option for many graduates and not only those looking to develop a career in academia. There are many reasons for doing a doctorate. Students obtaining a sufficiently good average grade in their first degree programs are in a particularly good position to pursue this option. They will also need to find a doctoral supervisor. Dissertations can be completed either as an individual supervised project or as part of a structured doctoral program.

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Postdoc Phase

The postdoc phase represents the next stage in an academic career after completing a doctorate. Technische Universität Berlin offers junior scholars a wide range of excellent support and funding options geared to the specific challenges faced at the outset of a career in research.

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In an increasingly globalized academic world, international exchange is becoming standard practice in all areas and forms an important and beneficial aspect of an academic career. Technische Universität Berlin places particular attention on strengthening the international focus of its junior scholars.

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Gender Equality

Technische Universität Berlin is actively committed to achieving equal opportunities and work-family life balance. The advancement of female junior scholars has been a key priority for a number of years. Through its Diversity Strategy, the University is intensifying its efforts by increasing its focus on other aspects of gender equality.



Center for Junior Scholars (CJS)

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+49 30 314 29622

+49 30 314 12329622

Office FH 5-5
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Address Fraunhoferstr. 33-36
10587 Berlin
Contact personJohannes Moes