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.
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:
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. Dies betrifft vor allem auch Fragen zu Ihrer Promotion oder auch Habilitation. You can download important forms and access updated information via your faculty service website.
|Fakultät||Fakultäts-Service-Center (FSC)||Ansprechpartner/in im FSC||Promotionsbeauftragte/r|
|Fakultät I - Geistes- und Bildungswissenschaften:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Ina Haase||Prof. Dr. Kerstin Wittmann-Englert + Prof. Dr. Helga Marburger|
|Fakultät II - Mathematik und Naturwissenschaften:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Anne Jenß + Lara Schäfer||Prof. Dr. Etienne Emmrich|
|Fakultät III - Prozesswissenschaften:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Beate Neumann||Dr. Philip Wietstock|
|Fakultät IV - Elektrotechnik und Informatik:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Jana Peich||Prof. Dr. Odej Kao Prof. Dr. Marianne Maertens|
|Fakultät V - Verkehrs- und Maschinensysteme:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Julia Stützer||Prof. Dr. Dietrich Manzey|
|Fakultät VI - Planen Bauen Umwelt:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Erika Krieger - von Stephani||Dr. Daniel Aubram|
|Fakultät VII - Wirtschaft und Management:||Fakultäts-Service-Center||Ira Zingel-Käding||Prof. Dr. Dorothea Kübler|
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).
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.
The Research Promotion Section (https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/servicebereich/menue/forschungsfoerderung/tu_interne_forschungsfoerderung/) 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. (https://www.forschung.tu-berlin.de/eu_buero/menue/ueber_uns/)
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. (http://www.ub.tu-berlin.de/publizieren/open-access/beratung-workshops-materialien/) The Dissertation Office is also located in the University Library. (https://www.ub.tu-berlin.de/dissertationen/)
The Staff Council answers all your questions and helps with any issues relating to your employment at the University or your working environment (https://www.tu-berlin.de/personalraete/personalrat/menue/home/). The Staff Council’s website includes current information as well as details of who you can contact and when.
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 (https://www.tu-berlin.de/zenfrau/menue/gleichstellung_gestalten/). The Coordinating Office also provides a range of special programs, as well as advising, training and networking offers (https://www.tu-berlin.de/zenfrau/menue/zielgruppen/#c760553) 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. (https://www.tu-berlin.de/zenfrau/menue/gleichstellung_gestalten/gleichstellungsakteurinnen/das_plenum/)
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. https://www.tu-berlin.de/sozialberatung/menue/home/
Psychological Counseling can help you with any personal difficulties you may be experiencing, such as stress, anxiety about examinations, or psychosomatic conditions. https://www.studienberatung.tu-berlin.de/menu/beratung/psychologische_beratung/
TU Berlin’s Office of Staff with Disabilities provide 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. https://www.schwerbehinderte.tu-berlin.de/menue/schwerbehindertenvertretung/
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. https://www.ba.tu-berlin.de/v_menue/home/.
TU Berlin’s Health Management Service (https://www.bgm.tu-berlin.de/menue/gesundheitsmanagement/) provides a range of offers and services to help you organize your workspace in a healthy way.
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 (Allgemein Gleichbehandlungsgesetz - AGG). (Link:
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 (https://asta.tu-berlin.de)
Representation in central committees
Representation in faculty committees