The Chief Communication Officer of Technical University of Darmstadt

As a member of the extended Executive Board, the Chief Communication Officer is in charge of the areas of responsibility Strategic Science Communication and Brand Management.

Porträtbild CCO Dr. Patrick Honecker, verantwortlich für strategische Wissenschaftskommunikation und Markenführung.
Picture: Katrin Binner

Dr. Patrick Honecker


work +49 6151 16-20042

Work Karolinenplatz 5
64289 Darmstadt

2002 Doctorate, Trier University (Dr.phil)
2001 – 2004 Editor Science & Education, Deutschlandfunk
2004 – 2006 Head of unit (m.d.b.W), Federal and State Commission for Educational Planning and Research Promotion
2006 – 2021 Director of Communications and Marketing, University of Cologne
2017 Higher Education Communication Award, German Rectors´ Conference
since 2009 Fellow Science Management, Donors' association for the promotion of humanities and sciences in Germany
since 2011 Member of the external Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Siegen
since 2022 Evaluator Volkswagen Foundation
since 2022 Member of the Board of the “Zentrums für Wissenschaftsmanagement” (Centre for Science Management) (ZWM)
since 2022 Member of the Advisory Board of the WissKom Campus of the National Institute for Science Communication (NaWiK)

Project management

Strategic Science Communication and Brand Management

  Name Working area(s) Contact
Ines Schiefke Dipl.-Betriebsw. (FH)
Assistant CCO
Assistant to Chief Communication Officer, project management
+49 6151 16-20048
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