The autonomous Technical University of Darmstadt is headed by an Executive Board. Its members are the President, the Vice President for Administration and Financial Affairs, five Vice Presidents as well as the Chief Communication Officer as member of the extended Executive Board. The Executive Board works closely with committees like the University Council, the Senate and the University Assembly, as well as the Departments and members of the university on the systematic development of the university. It reports annually to the Hessian State Parliament. The Executive Board is supported by the staff of the Executive Board’ Office.

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Prof. Dr. Tanja Brühl, Präsidentin der Technischen Universität Darmstadt
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President Professor Dr Tanja Brühl

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.

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Vice President Dr Martin Lommel

The Vice President for Administration and Financial Affairs is a member of the Executive Board and manages the University Administration in accordance with the Executive Board’s guidelines. He is the Chief Budget Officer and assumes responsibility for the budgetary, personnel and legal affairs of the University as per the Executive Board’s resolutions.

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Porträt von Franziska Lang
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Vice President Professor Dr Franziska Lang

In charge of Academic Careers.

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Vice President Professor Dr Matthias Oechsner

In charge of Research.

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Vice President Professor Dr Peter Pelz

In charge of Digitalisation, Sustainability and Infrastructure.

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Porträtbild Vizepräsident Professor Dr. Heribert Warzecha, verantwortlich für Studium und Lehre sowie Diversität.
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Vice President Professor Dr Heribert Warzecha

In charge of Academic Affairs and Diversity.

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Porträt von Professor Thomas Walther
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Vice President Professor Dr Thomas Walther

In charge of Innovation and International Affairs.

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Porträtbild CCO Dr. Patrick Honecker, verantwortlich für strategische Wissenschaftskommunikation und Markenführung.
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CCO Dr Patrick Honecker

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.

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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.