The President of Technische Universität Darmstadt
Professor Dr Hans Jürgen Prömel
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, competition-proven academics.
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.
As President I am 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. I am also firmly committed to another aspect of my responsibilities: gender equality at TU Darmstadt.
Selected Offices in Higher Education Policy and Science
Till November 2008, President Prömel has also been for four years the Vice President for Governance, Personnel Structure and Organisation at the German Rectors’ Conference (HRK).
Furthermore, President Prömel’s other offices include membership of the Executive Board at the Centre for Science and Research Management since 2007, membership of the University Council of the Vietnamese-German University in Ho Chi Minh City since 2009, and membership of the Board of Trustees of the Society for the Promotion of Research Transfer (GFFT) since 2010. In 2011, he was appointed a member of the National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech).
From October 2008 to 2010, President Prömel was speaker of the Conference of Hessian University Presidents.
Since 2014 he is President of TU9, since 2013 speaker of ARGE TU.
Since 2015 he is member of the President's Advisory Council of Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) and since 2016 member of the Board of Trustees of Tongji University.
Prof. Dr. Hans Jürgen Prömel has been the President of TU Darmstadt since 1 October 2007. The term of office is six years. He was confirmed for second term till 2019 by the University Assembly.More