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.