As an autonomous university, Technical University of Darmstadt offers an attractive but also challenging scope for action. Therefore, I have made it my goal to put the university on the path to a sustainable and efficient future. I see great potential particularly in construction projects and administrative processes. But what is also very important to me is cultural education above and beyond the academic programme. Music, visual and performing arts as well as the history of the university also give important impulses for a society of tomorrow at a technical university.