The steering committee decides on all of the important issues including the rules and regulations, the affiliation of new faculty members as well as developing the scientific program and the additional PhD curriculum. Decisions taken by the steering committee are subject to legal and budgetary requirements.
All IMPRS‑TP faculty members actively participate in and contribute to the training and teaching of the doctoral students and participate in thesis advisory committees. All members of the faculty can make suggestions for the curriculum's development and can propose potential, new faculty members to the steering committee.
In a yearly meeting of the IMPRS‑TP students, two speakers of the students will be elected. At any time, the speakers of the students may submit proposals to the steering committee on activities that are to be carried out within the IMPRS‑TP or supported thereby. The speakers of the students will organize the student retreat in collaboration with the coordinator.
The coordinator is responsible for the organizational handling of the IMPRS‑TP. He supports the spokesperson and the steering committee, organizes the general meetings as well as the PhD curriculum, symposia, workshops and selection procedures and supports the speakers of the students in organizing the student retreat. The coordinator monitors each student’s acquired credit points and collects the reports of Thesis Advisory Committee meetings. Further, the coordinator serves as the main contact person for all students of the IMPRS‑TP regarding administrational questions.