The President of Technische Universität Darmstadt

Professor Dr Hans Jürgen Prömel

The president 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.

It has been a pleasure and a challenge to be at the helm of Technische Universität Darmstadt since 2007. We are one of Germany’s leading universities of technology with a tradition dating back to the ‘invention of the electrical engineer’ in 1882. TU Darmstadt, the first autonomous public university in Germany, is an inspiring place for motivated students, excellent young scientists, as well as for creative personalities open to new ideas.

My goal is to systematically expanding the national and international reputation of the university in both research and teaching.

I intend to fortify our status as a first-class institution for the training of specialists and leaders who will be able to master important tasks for the future by means of technological innovation.

The strategies and concepts developed in recent years and increasingly implemented in the areas of internationalization, promotion of junior scientists and equal opportunities are essential building blocks for these goals. Our integrated quality management system is just as important as professional practice. With the establishment of the strategic alliance of Rhein-Main-Universities, we have achieved a great deal to increase the science region Rhein-Main and the international visibility of the universities.

In discussions with representatives of state and federal politics on a variety of occasions, I strive to optimally represent the concerns and interests of TU Darmstadt to do justice to the tasks, goals and significance of our university.

born 1953
1982 Doctorate in Mathematics, Bielefeld University
1984-1985 Assistant professor, University of California, Los Angeles
1987 Habilitation in Operations Research, Universität Bonn
1988-1994 Professor of Discrete Mathematics, University of Bonn
1994-2007 Professor of Theoretical Computer Science, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2000-2007 Full-time Vice President for research, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
2008-2012 Vice President of German Rectors' Conference (HRK)
2014-2017 President of TU9 (Alliance of leading Universities of Technology in Germany)
Since 2007 President of Technische Universität Darmstadt
Since 2018 President of CLUSTER (Consortium Linking Universities of Science and Technology for Education and Research)