The Start-Up Office of TU and FH Kaiserslautern

The Start-Up office is the central contact point for those who are interested in starting up their own company and are at or have studied at TU Kaiserslautern, or FH Kaiserslautern with its three locations in Kaiserslautern, Pirmasens and Zweibrücken, or at any of the research institutes.

The objective is to root company spirit (entrepreneurship) and leadership abilities (intrapreneuership) in every day university life. In this way, the numbers and quality of technology oriented spin-offs should be increased over the long term.

The Start-Up office has comprehensive offerings on all matters related to the topic of entrepreneurial thinking and acting. It provides information and advice for university community members, including alumni, who are interested in forming a company, it initiates measures for motivating them and it establishes sensitizing and educational modules at the universities.

Mentoring Programmes for Women

Women students are still underrepresented in many courses of study at TU Kaiserslautern, and many of these women face a definitely masculine environment. The TU offers mentoring to women students free of charge in order to help them to get a good start in the first semesters at the university and to lay a foundation stone in their pursuit of a profession and their planning for their careers. This mentoring lasts two semesters and starts at the beginning of the winter semester of each year. It is designed for women students of all academic areas.


Women also continue to be underrepresented in management positions at the university. This is why TU Kaiserslautern has discovered the possibility of mentoring as a way to encourage the upcoming generation and develop human resources in order to pave the way for women into leadership positions.

Advanced Training along with Studies, Occupation and Family

TU Kaiserlautern’s offers of advanced training are comprehensive and diverse. They range from language and IT courses to post graduate study programmes. Use the opportunity to obtain an additional qualification, thus developing your skills along with your studies, profession and family!

Jobs and Career

The following pages inform you of current job openings at the TU and the various offers for further training parallel to your occupation or studies.

Beyond this, we introduce you to special initiatives and programmes that should assist you with getting started as a student and help with finding contacts in industry that can further your career. We also support those who want to assume leadership positions or even form their own company.

The TU also offers interesting possibilities for persons interested in vocational training. There is a great variety of training courses for numerous occupations both in industrial / technical fields and in the administrative / commercial area.

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