Technische Universität Berlin

Advising and Support for Junior Scholars

Do you need advice on completing a doctorate at Technische Universität Berlin? Perhaps you already have a doctoral position but are struggling to deal with the demands this imposes? Maybe you would like to find out more about your duties as a teaching and research assistant and the options for completing a stay abroad during your doctorate? Or you could be looking for assistance during your postdoc phase.
TU-DOC - Office for Doctoral and Postdoctoral Services provides a comprehensive guidance service for junior scholars, whether at the doctoral, postdoc or junior professorship stage. And if we cannot answer your questions ourselves, we can put you in touch with someone who can. TU-DOC advises you on all general questions, no matter what stage you are at in your academic career.

Further useful contacts at Technische Universität Berlin

There is always someone available to help with any questions we at TU-DOC are unable to answer. You can find details on our website of special advisory offers specifically for doctoral candidates or postdocs. There are also staff working in many other organizational units at Technische Universität Berlin who can help you with any questions which may arise. Your most important points of contact are:

Services available within your faculty: Faculty Service Center

Each faculty at TU Berlin has its own faculty service center providing advice and support on a wide range of issues, particularly questions relating to your doctoral studies or your Habilitation. You can download important forms and access updated information via your faculty service website.

FacultyFaculty Service Center (FSC)FSC ContactDoctoral Officer
Faculty I - Humanities and Educational Sciences:Fakultäts-Service-CenterIna HaaseProf. Dr. Kerstin Wittmann-Englert
Faculty II - Mathematics and Natural Sciences:Fakultäts-Service-CenterAnne Jenß + Lara SchäferProf. Dr. Etienne Emmrich
Faculty III - Process Sciences:Fakultäts-Service-CenterBeate NeumannDr. Philip Wietstock
Faculty IV - Electrical Engineering and Computer Science:Fakultäts-Service-CenterJana PeichProf. Dr. Odej Kao + Prof. Dr. Marianne Maertens
Fakultät V - Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme:Fakultäts-Service-CenterN.N. (promotionen@vm.tu-berlin.de)Prof. Dr. Dietrich Manzey
Faculty VI - Planning Building Environment:Fakultäts-Service-CenterErika Krieger - von StephaniDr. Daniel Aubram
Faculty VII - Economics and Management:Fakultäts-Service-CenterIra Zingel-KädingProf. Dr. Dorothea Kübler

Family Services Office: pursuing an academic career and a full family life

Family Services Office

Your career is one part of your life – your family is another. It is often very difficult to combine career and family life. The Family Services Office is there to offer support and advice on all aspects relating to this issue. There is an additional special support program for teaching and research assistants.

Ombudspersons: advising on good academic practice

Ombudspersons

How to conduct good professional research: TU Berlin issued guiding principles applying to all faculties in its "Regulations for ensuring good scientific practice at TU Berlin" of 8 March 2017. These guidelines and procedural rules are based on the corresponding resolutions issued by the HRK and DFG, in particular the recommendations of the  "Self-Regulation in Science" commission (supplemented 2013).

Do you have any questions or require advice on good academic practice? Contact the relevant ombudspersons at TU Berlin or members of the Investigation Commission for Scientific Misconduct.

Research Department

The Research Promotion Section answers all your questions relating to national, international and University funding for research at TU Berlin. Our service is available to researchers at any stage of their career. For all inquiries relating to European research funding, please contact the Research Department’s EU Office.

University Library

The University Library advises all members of the University on open access options, publication strategies, and related legal and financial issues. Workshops and literature are also provided on the criteria for the selection of journals or publishing houses. The University Library’s offers can be viewed here. The Dissertation Office is also located in the University Library.

Staff Council

The Staff Council answers all your questions and helps with any issues relating to your employment at the University or your working environment. The Staff Council’s website includes current information as well as details of who you can contact and when.

Coordinating Office for Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality

One of the central tasks of the Coordinating Office for Women’s Advancement and Gender Equality is to provide comprehensive and independent advice on equal opportunities to all University committees, units, and organs . The Coordinating Office also provides a range of special programs, as well as advising, training and networking offers to help you advance your career.

The decentralized women’s representative for your faculty is also available to advise you on all faculty-related issues.

Social Counseling for Staff

Social Counseling is a free-of-charge service for all University staff. It provides you with an opportunity to discuss and find solutions for any problems you may be struggling with, either at work or in your private life. All discussions are strictly confidential. Contact us.

Psychological Counseling

Psychological Counseling can help you with any personal difficulties you may be experiencing, such as stress, anxiety about examinations, or psychosomatic conditions.

Office of Staff with Disabilities

TU Berlin’s Office of Staff with Disabilities provides a comprehensive support service for all staff with a disability status. This includes assistance with appointment procedures, integration, the equipping of work places and the drafting of applications, etc. The advisory team will be happy to answer any questions you have.

Medical Service

Your health should not suffer as a result of work: The TUB Medical Service advises on occupational safety and health. These pages provide an overview of its services and offers. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

TU Berlin’s Health Management Service provides a range of offers and services to help you organize your workspace in a healthy way.

Equal Treatment

A representative is also available to advise you should you encounter discrimination on the basis of race, ethnic origin, gender, religion, values, a disability, age, or sexual identity. Advice is provided on the basis of the General Act on Equal Treatment (Allgemeines Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG).

Interest Groups for Junior Scholars

Teaching and research assistants at TU Berlin form their own status group. As a member of this status group, you get to elect your own representatives to all the University’s central and decentralized committees. Doctoral students’ interests are represented by their elected peers in relevant committees as well as in TU Berlin’s AStA - the general students’ committee.

Representation in central committees

Representation in faculty committees:

Faculty I Faculty Board
Dr. Sahra Dornick s.dornick(at)tu-berlin.de
Günter Eisen guenter.eisen(at)tu-berlin.de

Faculty II Faculty Board
Lars Merkel lars.merkel(at)tu-berlin.de
Robert Altmann raltmann(at)math.tu-berlin.de

Faculty III Faculty Board
Lutz Böhm lutz.boehm(at)tu-berlin.de
Susanne Buscher susanne.buscher(at)tu-berlin.de

Faculty IV Faculty Board
Lieven Lange lange(at)nue.tu-berlin.de
Michael Meder michael.meder(at)dai-labor.de

Faculty V Faculty Board
Caroline Schlemmer caroline.schlemmer(at)tu-berlin.de
Jörg Bold bold(at)iwf.tu-berlin.de

Faculty VI Faculty Board
Peter Lenke peter.lenke(at)tu-berlin.de
Michael Förster michael.foerster(at)tu-berlin.de

Faculty VII Faculty Board
Benjamin Grosse grosse(at)tu-berlin.de
Lissy Langer Contact