TU9 Activities at GAIN18 – Annual Conference & Talent Fair

Boston, MA, USA, September 7 – 9

The TU9 Alliance presents itself again at GAIN18, the Annual Conference & Talent Fair of the German Academic International Network. For many years, TU9 has participated in GAIN with numerous representatives from the university management as well as advisors from the operational level and the TU9 Managing Director in order to inform participants as comprehensively as possible about the numerous different career opportunities at Technical Universities in Germany.

The GAIN18 Keynote Speech will this year be given by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin (TU Munich), Professor of Robotics Science and Systems Intelligence and winner of the “Deutscher Zukunftspreis” (German Future Prize) 2017. 

In panel discussions, workshops and lectures, TU9 representatives provide information and are available to answer questions:

  • Expert Working Group Engineering Sciences – Opportunities for start-ups in Germany and career opportunities in Germany and the U.S. (only in German)        
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Wolfram Ressel (TU9 President and Rector University of Stuttgart) und    
    Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin (TUM)
  • Expert Working Group Natural Sciences (only in German)    
    Prof. Dr. Roland A. Fischer (TUM)
  • Expert Working Group Humanities and Social Sciences (only in German)      
    Prof. Dr. Angela Ittel (Vice President for Strategic Development, TU Berlin)
  • Impulse Session “Returnee experiences“ (only in German)    
    Dr. Christina Birkel (Junior Research Group Leader, TU Darmstadt)
  • “Back to Germany for two? How dual-career couples get off to a successful start!” (only in German)
    Prof. Dr. Volker Epping (TU9 Vice President and President Leibniz University Hannover)
  • Workshop Appointment Negotiations (only in German)        
    Manfred Nettekoven (Chancellor RWTH Aachen)
  • “Insights into appointment procedures – Dos and Dont’s“ (in German)          
    Prof. Dr. Volker Epping (TU9 Vice President and President Leibniz University Hannover)
  • Start-Up Pitch and GAIN Award 2018          
    RWTH Aachen University is one of the three host universities; Chancellor Manfred Nettekoven is pitching

Additionally, participants have the opportunity to exchange ideas with presidents and rectors of TU9 Universities in organized lunch sessions.

The annual GAIN conference and talent fair is the largest gathering of German universities, funding agencies and scientists abroad. More than 100 German universities, research institutions, companies, and funding agencies participate and inform postdocs, scientists and experts from various research areas about career and funding opportunities and recent developments in science policy in Germany in panel discussions, workshops and lectures. The talent fair provides job offers and individual career advice.

The German Academic International Network (GAIN) is the network of scientists and researchers of all disciplines from Germany, working at leading research institutions worldwide with special focus on the United States and Canada.