Advice, Mentoring and Networking

To advance their individual scientific careers in the best way possible, young scientists at TU Braunschweig can tap into a broad range of advisory, mentoring and further education offers. Participants benefit from individual career counselling and best practice examples taken from the careers of outstanding TU Braunschweig scientists. The programme aims strengthen their independence, develop and hone their individual competencies, support them in their research funding efforts and promote professional and interdisciplinary exchanges through regional, national and international networks.

Career Service

The Career Service offers 1:1 counseling for young scientists with a focus on career opportunities in the business world. It works continuously to develop and intensify strategic collaborations with mid-sized, regional as well as large industry partners in order to give young scientists the opportunity to gain an in-depth understanding of what it’s like to work in a particular industry sector or job role and to establish a network of contacts.


  • Individual advice / counseling (e.g. feedback on application documents, job interview simulation, development of a personal competence profile or a job-market entry strategy, information on networking and information sources)
  • Employer Contacts
Career Service


Founded in 2014, the DFG Network consists of experienced scientists with long standing experience in the application of - DFG (German Research Foundation) programmes. The members of the DFG Network offer advice for younger scientists on submitting research grant proposals, with particular focus on coordinated DFG programs (Collaborative Research Centres, Research Units, Research Training Groups, etc.).


  • Personal mentoring and career coaching
  • Advice on submitting research grant proposals
  • Informal information events, e. g. on managing joint projects or building national and international networks

Research Services and European Office

Research Services and European Office provides guidance on national, European and international research funding programs, reviewing applications, support on contractual issues, project management and network building.


  • Coordination of the activities and measures of the Early Career Concept
  • Advice for Research funding for national, European and international funding programs
  • Support regarding project proposals and contractual issues and project management
  • Advice for individual researchers and institutes on the strategic development of their research activities
  • Workshops, e. g. on grant proposal-related topics and on peer-learning
Research Services and European Office

Equal Opportunity Office

TU Braunschweig’s Equal Opportunity Office offers young female scientists special career support. TU Braunschweig’s Family Office provides women and men service and counselling for realizing the compatibility of family and science.


Equal Opportunity Office

GradTUBS Graduate Academy

The GradTUBS Graduate Academy supports doctoral students as they make career choices and decide on their goals. Among other things, it organizes seminars on leadership skills and evening events with great networking potential for young scientists. For these events GradTUBS invites local and international experts in order to encourage dialogue and help doctoral students establish contacts in both research and industry.


  • Workshops on key qualifications
  • Networking events with business and non-university science organizations
  • Individual Career Coaching

Mobile Researchers' Centre (MORE)

The Mobile Researchers' Center (MoRe) is the central information center for international scientists in Braunschweig. In addition to advising and supporting international scientists at the TU Braunschweig, at the large scale research institutes and at business partners in the region, the Mobile Researchers' Center offers support for the employees and decision-makers from institutes hosting foreign scientists.


  • Support in all issues of everyday life, from preparing your arrival and finding suitable accommodation to dealing with the authorities or finding a daycare center for children.

  • Support for the employees and decision-makers from institutes hosting foreign scientists.

  • Organization of network events and excursions for scientists and their families on a regular basis (for example the monthly international “Stammtisch”, welcome dinner, guided tours, etc.).

Mobile Researchers' Centre (MORE)

Personnel and Professional Development Department

The offer of the personnel and professional development department is addressed to all employees of the Technische Universität Braunschweig with the objective to recognize, maintain, develop and promote the performance and learning potential of the employees.


  • Internal training and development program (e.g. trainings and workshops covering topics of personal development, development of key qualifications, health management or administrative practice)
  • Consultation and relaying of external seminars, training courses and management development programms (e.g. “Hochschulübergreifenden Weiterbildung” (HüW)
  • Support regarding health issues, coping with stress and creating of health-promoting conditions
Personnel and Professional Development Department

Staff Unit Corporate Communications and Press Service

The staff unit Corporate Communications and Press Service functions as central contact for the concept of communication of the TU Braunschweig. It mediates between different target groups, especially between journalists and scientists and the staff. For that purpose it provides current and relevant information to the media and produces content for the different media channels of the TU Braunschweig. Moreover, it offers advice for the facilities of the Technische Universität Braunschweig in all kinds of questions on communications and public relations as well as corporate design. It supports you in finding the right target group, an effective message and the best communication tool.

The staff unit Corporate Communications and Press Service offers:

  • Advice on internal and external questions on science communication and on professional interaction with the media.

Staff Unit Coporate Communications and Press Service

Project Group for Teaching and Media Education (Project teach 4TU and Medienbildung)

The services of the university’s project group for Teaching and Media Education cover the promotion of innovative teaching and learning concepts, consulting, moderation, information, interdisciplinary exchange and a diverse set of qualification measures. The services for learning and teaching in higher education are open to all lecturers. The Prof.-Program comprises distinct workshops and events for all professors and junior professors.

Services for all lecturers:

  • Financial support for innovative learning and teaching projects (e.g. staff appropriations)
  • Qualification classes and workshops (basic and advanced programs in higher education)
  • Advice and support, e.g. for innovative learning and teaching settings or with regard to teaching evaluations (Tenure Track)
  • teaching observations

For details see:


  • Welcome program for newly appointed (junior) professors
  • Science and Leadership Forum on topics of human resources and self-management
  • Coaching and consulting (for individuals or working groups, strategy development, organizational development)
  • Other demand-oriented events (e.g. network events, individual workshops)

For details see: www.tu-braunschweig.de/teach4tu/prof-programm

Knowledge and Technology Transfers

The Technology Transfer Office of the TU Braunschweig supports research fellows and post graduates who wish to start their own business as a university spin-off for example through coaching and grant application dedicated to high-tech entrepreneurship or knowledge based services. Furthermore the team of the Technology Transfer Office takes care of all inventors of the university.

The Technology Transfer Office offers:

  • Entrepreneurship support: Coaching, entrepreneurial qualification, office space for entrepreneurship projects
  • Inventions/Patents: Invention support, patent application, patent marketing
  • Cooperation with industry partners: The Transfer Office helps finding project partners in industry and offers marketing support of scientific results.
Knowledge and Technology Transfer

University Library

The University Library provides the TU Braunschweig with literature, media and information. It strives to improve the information literacy of its' users and provides the public with access to scientific information.

Advisory and publication services of the University Library Braunschweig:

  • Trainings (courses/workshops): e.g. search strategy, reference management with Citavi, copyright, open access, bibliometrics, research data management
  • Publication services and support, e.g. concerning open access, open access funding, bibliometrics and research data management
  • Costumized consultation for specific research fields
University Library Braunschweig


Early Career Concept

Research Service and European Office
Phone: 0531 391-4277

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