UTN School of Students and Young Researchers (StaRs)

The UTN School of StaRs is the contact point for all questions concerning studies, doctoral studies, further qualification and DEI (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion). It provides target-group and needs-oriented support for prospective students, doctoral candidates, and scientists in all small and large challenges in everyday university life.

Academic excellence, interdisciplinary collaboration, innovation and inclusion are our priorities. We aim to create a dynamic and collaborative environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, innovative teaching and research as well as interdisciplinary collaboration

You will find the following areas within the School of Students and Young Researchers:

Welcome Center

You are new to UTN and need guidance?
We will help you! We welcome all newcomers, from undergraduates to graduate students and post-docs, we will help you get started at UTN!

Student Service

We take care of all matters concerning your studies at UTN. We are your contact point from the initial application to the issuance of graduation certificates.

Doctoral Affairs

Are you a doctoral student at UTN? We support you on your way to a doctorate and are happy to advise you on all administrative steps.

Digital LEAD Lab

Teaching has to be learned! Therefore, we support our teachers in applying our special teaching and learning concept in the Digital LEAD Lab.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI)

For us, diversity, appreciation, equality and inclusion represent core values of our university culture. We want to work with you to make our community inclusive and welcoming!

Quality Management

Excellent teaching and a challenging, sustainable study program that supports you in your life are our top priorities. Want to take a look at our quality management? Don’t be shy, contact us today!


StaRs Team
+49 911 9274-1300


Prof. Isa Jahnke

Founding Vice President for Academic and International Affairs

Lea Bernt

Welcome Center

Dr. Susanne Krauß

Digital LEAD Lab

Natalie Seifert

Student Service and Doctoral Affairs

Harald Scheuthle

Quality Management