The University Council
According to article 6 of TUD statutes, the University Council has the right of initiative on basic affairs, in particular those pertaining to university development, and exercises control functions. The University Council consists of ten external members representing science and industry. Council members are appointed by the government of the Land Hessen. TU Darmstadt has the right to nominate half of the seats.
The Senate of Technische Universität Darmstadt advises the Presidium on matters of structure, development and construction planning, budget, research, teaching and studies. It supervises the Presidium's management board.
According to TU Darmstadt statutes, the Senate has twenty members plus the President, who chairs it. The following are also permanent, non-voting members of the Senate: the departmental deans, members of the Presidium, the women’s representative, the chairpersons of the “Allgemeiner Studentenausschuss” (Student General Council, which is the students’ representative body) and Personnel Council, the representative of the severely disabled, as well as two representatives of the “Fachschaftenkonferenz” (Conference of Departmental Associations, which are student-governed organisations at departmental level).
The University Assembly
TU Darmstadt University Assembly deals with matters of fundamental importance to the university. This includes, in particular, issuing statements on basic questions of university development, as well as of teaching and study operations and young academics. The University Council has 61 voting members: 31 professors, 15 students, ten research associates and five administrative/technical staff.
The University Assembly elects the Presidium.
The mission of the Ethics Committee is to verify and assess the ethical admissibility of research projects, in particular studies on humans, on human samples, or research using test persons’ personal data.