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01.04.2019 – 15:08

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100th TUM fellowship for international postdocs


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100th TUM fellowship for international postdocs

Success for German recruiting format

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has awarded the 100th fellowship in its postdoc program. The recipient is the Taiwanese biotechnologist Chien-Yun Lee from the National Chung Hsing University. TUM regularly invites 50 outstanding scientists from institutions abroad to get to know each other for one week - with the chance of a subsequent research fellowship.

Postdoctoral researchers play an important role in competition among research universities because they combine new ideas with international experience in the career stage between a doctorate and a professorship.

Therefore, TUM established its own program to recruit outstanding young postdocs in 2013. For the tenth time, 50 shortlisted applicants have now been granted travel bursaries to spend one week in Munich getting to know TUM and, through interviews with faculty members in their fields of specialization, seeking to qualify for one of the coveted one-year research fellowships granted by the TUM University Foundation.

Postdocs from Harvard, Stanford and MIT

The previous fellowship recipients came from the best universities abroad (e.g. Harvard, Stanford, MIT, Tsinghua). The 100th postdoc to be selected for the program is the Taiwanese biotechnologist Chien-Yun Lee, who completed her doctorate at the National Chung Hsing University. At the Chair of Proteomics and Bioanalytics she will investigate how proteins respond to certain clinical drugs to gain new insights into personalized cancer treatment.

Perfectly complementing the Humboldt Foundation

With its extensive recruitment and funding program for international postdocs, TUM ideally complements the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH), which TUM President Wolfgang A. Herrmann calls "the beacon of internationalization of German science". After completing their year at TUM, many postdoc fellows are granted AvH fellowships by virtue of multiple qualifications.

More information:

- Postdoc program at TUM: 
- News release "100th tenure track professorship at TUM":  

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The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is one of Europe's leading research
universities, with around 550 professors, 42,000 students, and 10,000 academic
and non-academic staff. Its focus areas are the engineering sciences, natural
sciences, life sciences and medicine, combined with economic and social
sciences. TUM acts as an entrepreneurial university that promotes talents and
creates value for society. In that it profits from having strong partners in
science and industry. It is represented worldwide with the TUM Asia campus in
Singapore as well as offices in Beijing, Brussels, Cairo, Mumbai, San Francisco,
and São Paulo. Nobel Prize winners and inventors such as Rudolf Diesel, Carl von
Linde, and Rudolf Mößbauer have done research at TUM. In 2006 and 2012 it won
recognition as a German "Excellence University." In international rankings, TUM
regularly places among the best universities in Germany. 

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