According to the Bavarian Higher Education Act (Bayerisches Hochschulgesetz) and regulations by Technische Universität München TUM School of Medicine is entitled to assign academic degrees for sucessful completed doctoral degrees (Dr. med. (dent.), Dr. med. (dent.) sci., Dr. rer. nat. and Ph.D.) and postdoctoral degrees. This task is taken very seriously by TUM School of Medicine as an instrument to support the careers of early-career scientists.