NITIM is an international graduate school for research on Networks, Information Technology and Innovation Management

NITIM is supported by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Union. Network members include PhD candidates, alumni, faculty and industry partners in over 10 countries around the world, representing over 20 nationalities. NITIM network members convene physically at bi-annual PhD consortia to support young scholars and connect network members. Members and partners also meet at more regular intervals, at regional learning circles and career development events

Exzellenzcluster Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP)

At the Munich-Centre for Advanced Photonics (MAP), physicists, chemists, biologists and physicians develop future-oriented light and laser-driven particle sources. The Cluster of Excellence is one of the leading institutions in laser science. Light is now perfectly controlled - from its temporal propagation to frequency control. With their new light sources, the MAP researchers are gaining detailed insights into the microcosm of living and inanimate matter. In combination with innovative imaging methods, the light sources will make it possible to significantly improve the diagnosis of diseases, some of which are still incurable, and to implement new therapeutic approaches. In addition, laser-driven particle sources have the potential to decisively increase the chances of curing many cancer variants. Cooperation partner: Technische Universität München, Universität der Bundeswehr Neubiberg, Max-Planck-Institute for Quantum Optics, Helmholz Zentrum München - German Research Center for Environmental Health Duration: 01.11.2006 until 31.12.2018 Contact UniBw M: Prof. Dr. Günther Dollinger Institute of Applied Physics and Metrology guenther.dollinger@unibw.de

ITN-SPRITE - Supporting Postgraduate Research with Internships in industry and Training Excellence

Funded: European Commission, FP7-PEOPLE-2012-ITN, Duration: 2013-01-01 to 2016-12-31 SPRITE is a multi-disciplinary European training network which brings together Europe’s premier research institutes in technology and applications of ion beams. Those involved are already actively collaborating, for example in the recently very favourably reviewed EC Infrastructure project SPIRIT. SPRITE addresses the urgent European need - identified in a recent Foresight Review - to train the next generation of researchers in this multi- and supra- disciplinary emerging field. Through its Internship Mobility Partnerships (IMPs) SPRITE offers an innovative training package, providing the researchers with the opportunity to gain “real world” experience and “business facing skills” in the private and public sectors. In addition, ELVEs (European Laboratory Visit Exchanges) are an integral part of the training program. In combination with the IMPs, every ER and ESR will thus spend up to 30% of its time outside its host laboratory, part of this time in another EC country. Collaboration with the IAEA opens up a further dimension to SPRITE, enabling the researchers to put their research into a global context and to interact with scientists from all over the world. Despite the numerous participants SPRITE is able to offer a “personalized” training program. For this purpose the “Action Planner”, a web-based training needs analysis tool, developed at the University of Surrey will be used. This maps on to the Researcher Development Framework, currently being trialled by the European Science Foundation. Action Planner allows the training for each researcher to be tailored to their individual needs and aspirations. In addition to individualized training, SPRITE organizes network wide training events, encompassing amongst others technical training and business facing skills. In this way SPRITE researchers will leave not only as a brilliant and experienced researcher but also as a skilled manager, able to lead their own group.

Research Training Groups IGDK 1754: Optimization and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations with Nonsmooth Structures

The international research training group (IGDK 1754) “Optimization and Numerical Analysis for Partial Differential Equations with Nonsmooth Structures” is funded by German Research Foundation (DFG) and Austrian Science Fund (FWF). It started on March 1, 2012. This is a joint project of the following four universities: Technische Universität München, Universität der Bundeswehr München, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz und Technische Universität Graz All doctoral students in the IGDK1754 at the TUM are members of the International School of Applied Mathematics (ISAM) within its umbrella organization TUM Graduate School (TUM GS). Contact UniBw M: Prof. Dr. Thomas Apel, principal investigator Institut für Mathematik und Bauinformatik thomas.apel@unibw.de

INI.UniBw INI.UniBw

Joint research institute with Audi AG.

Munich Aerospace Bölkow Campus Munich Aerospace Bölkow Campus

TUM, UniBwM, DLR with its institutes in Oberpfaffenhofen and the Bauhaus Luftfahrt e. V. (BHL) have set up a joint research, development and training centre to pool essential individual aerospace competences: Munich Aerospace.