TUM Applied Technology Forum

The TUM Applied Technology Forum (ATF) is a doctorate program for graduates at selected Universities of Applied Sciences.

Engineering research is increasingly reliant on research groups with both experimental skills, as well as theoretical and methodological expertise. For this reason, the TUM Applied Technology Forum is aimed specifically at graduates at Universities of Applied Sciences whose doctorate is then integrated in the research carried out at MSE. In this way, the ATF also promotes networking among research groups at the universities involved.

The subject of a doctorate must be within the MSE topic spectrum. Each project is applied for and supported by a “researcher tandem” consisting of teachers at the respective University of Applied Sciences and at TUM. The doctoral candidates become members of the TUM Graduate School and take the latter's qualification program.

Current Projects

Here you will find a list of all current doctorates at the TUM Applied Technology Forum.


Once a year a symposium is held at which AFT doctoral candidates present their research projects.

TUM Graduate School

Visit the TUM Graduate School website for details of offerings and advisory services for doctoral candidates, for example relating to funding.