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STIBET Events |Â Summer Semester 2013 Cultural program for national and international doctoral candidates

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Greeting by the Graduate Dean of the TUM Graduate School Dear doctoral candidates, Young researchers from all over the world form the heart of the research culture here at the Technische Universität München. The TUM Graduate School therefore particularly promotes networking as well as interdisciplinary and international qualification programs. It ensures that during your doctoral program, you as a young and talented scientist have the chance to acquire vital know-how such as team leadership and project management skills as well as entrepreneurial spirit that the TUM is famous for. By this we hope that you get all the necessary gear to take up leadership positions within industry, academia and science after your graduation. The exclusive STIBET Events, financially supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), provide you with the possibility to network with your fellow doctoral candidates and to get to know the TUM, Munich, Bavaria and its cultural heritage. We would hereby like to invite you to the upcoming events this summer semester! As in the last semesters your partner and children are more than welcome to join the events as well. Furthermore you might be able to take a friend with you, provided that there are still places available. For more details about the registration and payment, please read the information following the events. For now I wish you a successful start and a lot of fun during these events! With kind regards,

Ernst Rank TUM Graduate Dean


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Stibet Events | Summer Semester 2013

Munich Spring Festival When: Saturday, April 20th 2013 Time: 7 pm – 11 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 5,– € Munich Spring Festival takes place every year at the Theresienwiese, just like the famous Oktoberfest in autumn. It is also known as Oktoberfest’s “little sister” and offers you traditional German drinks and food as well as some special events on particular days of its duration. Participate in our tour of the colourful and lively area filled both with local residents and tourists from abroad. We invite you for drinks, snacks and a great time together.

Campus Tour Weihenstephan When: Monday, May 6th 2013 Time: 10 am – 2 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: free We invite all doctoral candidates who do research on the TUM Campus Weihenstephan as well as all others to participate in the tour of the Campus. The event is organized in cooperation between the TUM Graduate School and the Graduate Center Weihenstephan. During the tour you will not only see all the important buildings and service offices but also learn everything you need to know about completing your PhD in Weihenstephan. After the tour we invite you for a relaxed lunch in the traditional restaurant Bräustüberl Weihenstephan.


April | may

Chilly Gonzales and Orchestra When: Friday, May 10th 2013 Time: 6:30 pm – 10 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 17,– € Chilly Gonzales is a Canadian pianist, producer and songwriter currently living in Cologne, Germany. This very talented musician will perform his unique compositions from his instrumental album “Solo Piano II” in the Munich Philharmonic hall. You will have an extraordinary chance to share the experience of this unprecedented performance with other doctoral candidates, for a sensationally low price only with TUM Graduate School! After the concert we can spend some nice time in one of the charming cafés near the Philharmonic Hall.

Munich Sightseeing Bike Tour When: Saturday, May 25th 2013 Time: 10 am – 3:30 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 13,– € If you want to explore Munich’s most beautiful places in an active and pleasant way, join us for the guided city tour by bike. During the tour which will last about three hours we will visit the most important and famous streets, squares and parks including the beautiful English Garden. Enjoy a pleasant spring day and Munich’s charming atmosphere and get to know more about the city. Bicycles will be provided, but you can also use your own. After the tour you are invited for having lunch together.


Stibet Events | Summer Semester 2013

Trip to Rothenburg ob der Tauber When: Saturday, June 8th 2013 Time: 8:30 am – 7 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 12,– € Rothenburg ob der Tauber is a beautiful town in Northern Bavaria, known especially for its well preserved medieval old town with its picturesque squares and magnificent commercial and residential buildings of the medieval upper class. We will spend a wonderful day there discovering its past and present as well as its cultural significance. We will also take part in a guided tour through the unique Medieval Crime Museum and have lunch together in one of the cafés of Rothenburg.

Doing a doctorate at TUM - Intercultural Workshop When: Wednesday, June 19th 2013 Time: 2 pm – 8 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: free During the workshop doctoral candidates will be provided with all important information which can be useful in their everyday lives in Germany and during their doctorate at TUM. It will give you the opportunity to understand the Germans and their characteristics better, which can be very helpful especially for those who come from a completely different cultural background. Culture shock, time management and professional conduct are some of the focus areas of the workshop. A coffee and cake break is included.


June | July

Ballet „Illusions - like Swan Lake” When: Sunday, June 23rd 2013 Time: 6 pm – 11 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 15,– € Join us for this beautiful ballet experience in the Bavarian State Opera. “Illusions – like Swan Lake” is an exhilarating drama with choreography from John Neumeier and a strong reference to one of the most famous works in the history of ballet, which becomes most apparent in the second act. An impressive thriller with traditional folklore dancing and a touch of local Bavarian colour, performed in the magnificent interior of the National Theater Munich.

GOP Spirit Show in Varity Theater When: Thursday, July 11th 2013 Time: 7 pm – 11 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 14,– € Enjoy an astonishing world of sounds combined with acrobatic artistry and a fine sense of humour. A team of talented artists from all across the world will take us on a beautiful journey through the space of sounds and movements. We will experience the show in the historical rooms of the GOP Varity Theater Munich creating an exceptional atmosphere for enjoying this innovative and modern performance.


Stibet Events | Summer Semester 2013

Climbing Center Munich When: Saturday, July 20th 2013 Time: 9 am – 4 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 8,– € Join us for an exciting day spent together in the climbing center offering you a possibility to express yourself through a balanced physical effort. Under the guidance of professionals we will climb on artificial indoor and outdoor walls, maybe confronting some fears and weaknesses but above all having a lot of fun. 6540 square meters of climbing surface offer us a variety of climbing areas and structures. This is a very stimulating activity for everyone, also for those without any climbing experience.

Alumni to Newbies When: Thursday, August 1st 2013 Time: 7:30 pm – 11 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: free If you wish to find out more about completing your PhD at the TUM and profit from experience of former doctoral candidates, come to the informative Alumni to Newbies Night. You will have the opportunity to get in touch with those who have already finished their PhD and discuss topics such as working overseas, applying successfully for grants and general insider tips concerning publishing. Afterwards you are invited to our buffet with drinks and snacks.


july | August

Hiking Tour Tegernsee When: Saturday, August 10th 2013 Time: 9 am – 6 pm (Meeting point will be announced after registration) Fee: 11,– € The surrounding area of the beautiful Lake Tegernsee with its 27 hiking trails is a true paradise for walkers and hikers of all abilities. Experience the natural world and enjoy the great alpine landscapes while taking a hike around the lake situated 50 km South-East of Munich. We will take a relatively easy route and our hike will last approximately four hours. During a break we will reward ourselves with some traditional Apfelstrudel and a nice hot cup of coffee in one of the cafés.



Stibet Events |Â Registration

Registration Please register online at: four week before each event. After this, you will receive an e-mail with all payment details. Your registration will only become official after you have made the payment and send a confirmation e-mail. The places are limited.

Withdrawal If you want to withdraw your registration, please do so at least ten days prior via e-mail. In case of your cancellation your fee can only be returned if we can find someone else to take your place. Should you not appear on the day of the event we will not be able to refund your fee. Should this happen twice, you will not be considered for the rest of the events during the term!

Extra Information About one week prior to the event you will get more details about the meeting point as well as other organisational information.

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Stibet Events | Contact

Gabriela Zgrzebnicka Graduate Assistant Email:

Directions to the office: You can reach the TUM Graduate School by taking the underground line U6 in direction „Garching Forschungszentrum“. This is also the stop you must get off. Please walk to the exit in the front (in driving direction) and take the escalator. As soon as you get out of the underground station, you will see a square building with red, yellow, black and white colored accents next to the mechanical engineering faculty. This is the TUM Graduate School building and our office is on the second floor. Appointments by arrangement.

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