TUM Chair of Land Management Hosts the National Doctoral Seminar of German Universities in Land Management

Chair of Land Management hosted the 4th Annual National Doctoral Seminar of German Universities in Land Management. The PhD Seminar, which took place on 27-28 July, offered numerous PhD candidates (from German Universities in Land Management) the opportunity to present their latest research to a wide scholarly audience from various universities in Germany. Professors and students who attended the Seminar included those from Technische Universität Dresden, Leibniz Universität Hannover, Technische Universität Darmstadt, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaft und Kunst, Universität Bonn, Universität der Bundeswehr München and TUM.


The aim of the Annual National Doctoral Seminar of German Universities in Land Management is to providing an interactive and friendly platform to foster exchange of experiences among doctoral researchers. It also allows PhD and postdoctoral students to receive valuable feedback from senior academics in land management.

More than 30 participants were involved in the PhD Seminar. The seminar was chaired by Prof. Walter Timo de Vries. Thirteen presentations were made at the Seminar. Four of these presentations  were by the PhD students from TUM. In his closing remarks, Prof. Walter Timo de Vries noted the diversity of the presentations, backgrounds of participants and the interdisciplinary nature of the science and practice of land management. He attributed such diversity to the pivotal role of land and how it affects different aspects of society, which justifies why the land management profession is an amalgam of other professions. He thanked all the participants and urged the doctoral candidates to continue working hard in their various research and be motivated by the end goal of the doctoral journey.