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Membership in the TU-Nachwuchsring

Ph.D. students, postdocs, junior professors and junior research group leaders who are members of the TU-Nachwuchsring have priority over events and other offers of the TU-Nachwuchsring. On this page you will find information on which doctoral programs are already members of the Nachwuchsring and how to apply for membership.

Apply for membership


Faculties/coordinated programs applying for the membership should state in their application for accredation the implemantation of the following criteria in their Ph.D. program:

  • Description of the subject-specific requirements during the Ph.D.
  • Description of the soft skills during the Ph.D.
  • Speaker of the Ph.D. program
  • Representive of the doctoral candidates
  • Administration of the doctoral candidates
  • supervision agreement
  • Measures for internationalisation

If you have any questions regarding the requirements and the application procedure, please contact the   administration office or committee of accreditation.


All postdocs, junior professors and junior group leaders are invited to register informally as individual members at the office of the TU-Nachwuchsring (gf[at]nachwuchsring.uni-kl.de). Just send us a short mail!

Currently, Ph.D. students can only become members of the Nachwuchsring through the doctoral program of their department, graduate colleges, SFB or by belonging to a research focus, research center or potential area (see current list of members). Individual membership is not possible.

Membership questions and answers


All postdocs, junior professors and junior group leaders at the TU Kaiserslautern are invited to register as individual members at the administration office of the TU-Nachwuchsring (gf@nachwuchsring.uni-kl.de), free of charge and informally.

 All doctoral students of the participating TUK doctoral programmes are automatically members of the TU-Nachwuchsring. On this page you will find an overview of all faculties and doctoral programmes that are already members of the TU-Nachwuchsring.


All faculties and all third-party funded programs can apply for membership in the TU-Nachwuchsring with their doctoral programs. Ph.D. students become members as soon as their respective doctoral program have been accredited as members of the Nachwuchsring.


Every young scientist at the TUK can take advantage of the services offered by the Nachwuchsring. However, members are given priority in the allocation of, for example, workshop places.

Membership in numbers

Currently, doctoral programs of 8 TUK faculties as well as 6 third party funded doctoral programs and 10 research centers, research foci and potential areas are members of the TU-Nachwuchsring.

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