The Executive Board of Technische Universität Darmstadt
The autonomous Technical University of Darmstadt is headed by an executive board. It is comprised of the President, the Vice President, Administration and Financial Affairs, and four Vice-Presidents. The Executive Board coordinates itself closely with such committees as the University Council, the Senate, the University Assembly and the faculties and members of the university as part of the systematic further development of the university, reporting annually to the Hessian State Parliament.
The Executive Board is supported in its work by the Office of the Executive Board.
President Professor Dr Hans Jürgen Prömel is responsible for the university’s strategy and structure, the appointment of new professors, quality management and international relations as well as for representing the university externally vis-à-vis policy-makers, society and other interested parties. more
Vice President Dr Manfred Efinger is in charge of administration and financial affairs. more
Full-time Vice President Professor Dr Ralph Bruder is in charge of all tasks related to studies, teaching and young researchers as well as teacher education. more
Vice President Professor Dr Mira Mezini is in charge of research and innovation.more
Vice President Professor Dr Andrea Rapp is in charge of scientific infrastructure. more
Vice President Professor Dr Matthias Rehahn is in charge of knowledge and technology transfer as well as alumni activities and fundraising. more
Various formats and routes of exchange between the Executive Board and members of the TU Darmstadt.
The Executive Board Programme
The Executive Board Programme for TU Darmstadt maps out the main strategic development priorities for the period from 2014 to 2019.
The guiding ideas of the programme
- a thriving place for the sciences that addresses pressing questions of relevance to the future,
- a responsive university that seeks new academic challenges and is open to the new,
- a university that closely links the diversity of its people, methods and subjects with a visible profile and a distinct sense of identity,
- one of Europe’s major universities of technology with high global visibility.
General themes of overarching significance
- Promoting junior researchers: With their curiosity and high degree of mobility, young scientists are to play an even more significant role in the university's academic dynamics and international connectedness.
- Internationalisation: By making a conscious effort to foster international networks and internal diversity, and to use these opportunities for learning and research, TU Darmstadt as an institution will benefit significantly from a higher degree of internationalism.
- Interdisciplinarity: Its thriving, established culture of interdisciplinarity is one of TU Darmstadt’s particular strengths that must be promoted further.
Goals and activities
1. Recruiting and promoting talent
- ensure a high degree of appeal and openness at the various academic career stages
- create a programme to promote post-docs more effectively
- support initial and continuing training of technical staff
- increase the percentage of women in leadership positions and in the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects
2. Facilitating high-quality learning and teaching
- continue to profile the initial phase of studies with a structured introduction for new students
- advance the profiling of Master's programmes
- expand high-quality digital instruction
- strengthen the international orientation of studies
3. Developing research in a distinctive and visible way
- assess and then continue to develop the research structure
- push for a renewal of the research profile
- enhance the international visibility of research
- promote interdisciplinarity in research
4. Being proactive in transfer and networking
- strengthen the culture of business start-ups
- expand strategic business partnerships
- further develop collaborations with non-university research institutions
- consolidate international partnerships
- play an active role in the city and region
5. Responsive organisation and responsible management
- work towards system accreditation
- continue to develop high-quality administration
- continue to improve cooperation between central and decentralised units
- increase the sustainability and energy efficiency of the buildings
Here you can find the Accountability Report of the Executive Board (in German).
Current and past reporting periods
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.01.2016 bis 31.12.2016
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.01.2015 bis 31.12.2015
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.01.2014 bis 31.12.2014
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2012 bis 31.12.2013
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2011 bis 30.09.2012
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2010 bis 30.09.2011
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2009 bis 30.09.2010
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2008 bis 30.09.2009
Für den Berichtszeitraum 01.10.2007 bis 30.09.2008
Basic documents and advisory boards
Laws, principles or guidelines on all topics involving the entire university are listed here. These include both internal and external papers that serve as binding orientation for all university members.
The Executive Board of TU Darmstadt is also supported and advised in strategic topics and developments by its own specially appointed advisory boards. A summary of the current advisory boards and working groups can also be found below.