Research Management

Stabsstelle Wissenschaftsmanagement


Professional management is increasingly important for successful research at universities. In contrast to pure administration, the research management makes decisions with reference to scientific knowledge and the societal environment of research.

Consulting and Applications

One of the main tasks of the Research Management is to actively provide support to researchers with national and international applications for grants. Together with the senior scientists of the Institute for Ophthalmic Research, we develop project ideas and concepts, provided information on suitable calls for proposals and choose appropriate funding agencies and funding instruments for the innovative project ideas.

Entrepreneurship – How to generate a Business Idea?

Technology and knowledge are often used buzzwords in our world. As the technology is leapfrogging beyond the speed of light, enormous activities are underway in research and development areas paving ways for new and newer technologies day by day and also resulting into the emergence of new areas of technology.

These rapid paces of developments in the field of science and technology are also leading towards a new class of knowledge savvy entrepreneurs and knowledge/technology driven enterprises, which are being recognized as an important factor for the economic development of nations and a source of value-added employment generation

Communication and Dissemination

Media Projects

Medienangebote zu Seltenen Augenerkrankungen (in German only)

Promoting Young Researchers

The Young Researcher Vision Camp - The aim of this unusual event is to give young investigators (MD, MSc and PhD students, and early postdocs) the opportunity to present themselves and their work to fellow researchers, and to allow them to build and strengthen personal networks in an international environment.

Promotion of Vision Research and Ophthalmology

A pan-European initiative of the Research Management is the decisive implementation of the ‚European Gateway to Vision Research and Ophthalmology’ ( In particular, the editorial content and technical conversion is coordinated from Tübingen. In close matching with the European Vision Institute this project has become within few years one of the most informative and highly visited Internet-based resources of ophthalmology and visual science.

Strategic alliances

The Research Management was decisively involved in the initiation and conversion of the Centre for Neurosensory Systems and the Centre for Rare Eye Diseases at the university clinic of Tübingen. At a European level, the activities of the European Vision Institute were speeded up with lasting effect.

Administrative tasks

The following administrative tasks are handled by the Research Management:

  • Competent finance management of European projects
  • Consulting in review processes by funding agencies
  • Consulting for international conferences (e.g. Tübingen Outer Retina Conference, International Myopia Conference, European Retina Meeting, New Horizons)
  • Specialized planning activities
  • Children university at the lab
  • Educational courses for pupils in the clinic
  • Special team-building measures

and ... special team-building measures