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Graduate-Centre GCS

In 2009 the TU Munich set the research-led doctoral qualification as a core area and founded the TUM Graduate School (TUM GS) as central scientific institute.

Since then the TUM-GS offers for each doctoral candidate of TUM an attractive qualification program during his or her doctoral project .

The Graduate Centre TUM Campus Straubing (GCS) is on the one hand a part of the TUM GS and on the other hand a unit of TUM Campus Straubing for Biotechnology and Sustainability. To support all doctoral candidates of the GCS in the best way, the GCS offers a demand-oriented qualification program, which fits the requirements of the TUM GS and is adapted to local needs.

Because of this as a member of GCS you are a member of TUM Graduate School, too.

The general manager of the graduate centre is Dr. Marina Zapilko.

Managing Director

Dr. Marina Zapilko
Dr. Marina Zapilko

Tel.: +49 (0) 9421 187-113
Fax: +49 (0) 9421 187-130

TUM Campus Straubing
Petersgasse 5
94315 Straubing

PG5, Room: 01.002

Mrs. Dr. Zapilko is responsible for questions regarding organisation of the doctoral programme and your contact for questions.

The strategic direction of the Graduate Centre is made by the board of directors. The board members are one speaker (professor), two deputies, one representative of the postdoctoral researchers and two representatives of the doctoral candidates. The professors represent all three departments of the Campus Straubing.

Current Board

The current Executive Board is composed of the following members:

  • Prof. Dr. Klaus Menrad (Speaker)
  • Prof. Dr. Jakob Burger
  • Prof. Dr. Bastian Blombach
  • Dr. Josef Sperl
  • M.Sc. Stephanie Ritter
  • M.Sc. Felix Rheude

The two doctoral students are simultaneously the elected representatives of all doctoral students who are members of the GCS. If you have any questions concerning your doctorate that are not of a professional or administrative nature, please feel free to contact us by e-mail at any time.

If you have suggestions for improving the qualification offer at the TUM Campus Straubing, we recommend an e-mail to the board of directors and the management.


Doctorate & Habilitation

Dr. Marina Zapilko

Petersgasse 5
D-94315 Straubing

Phone: +49 (0) 9421 187-113