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, four Vice-Presidents as well as the Chief Communication Officer as part of the extended Executive Board. 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.

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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 Manfred Efinger

In charge of administration and financial affairs.

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Vice President Professor Dr Franziska Lang

In charge of Academic Careers.

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The remit of “research” will remain vacant until another election has been held by the University Assembly. It will be covered in the interim by Professor Tanja Brühl .


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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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.