Dean’s Office


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Olbrichweg 10
64287 Darmstadt
Building E 31, room N 0.06

Academic Dean and
Head of Studies
Communication Design

Professor Ursula Gillmann

Head of Studies for Industrial Design

Professor Tino Melzer

Head of Studies for Communication Design

Professor Hagen Schwenk

Olbrichweg 10
64287 Darmstadt
Building E 31, room N 0.06

Petra KriebelEdith Trautmann
Tel.: +49 (0)6151 168 331
Fax: +49 (0)6151 168 940


Olbrichweg 10
64287 Darmstadt
Building E 31, room N U.14

Leonhard Michalski
Tel.: +49 (0)6151 168 360
+49 (0)172 6698 181

Internship Office

Responsible for:

  • Preparation of internships
  • coordination of internship dates
  • contractual regulations
  • recognition of basic internships and internship semesters
  • company contacts


Larry Holden
Building E31, room N 0.02
Tel.: +49 (0)6151 16 38333
Fax: +49 (0)6151 16 38940

Contact hours

Monday to Thursday: 12 to 4 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.


Our faculty library contains literature on industrial and communication design. It is also well stocked with books and journals relating to photography.

Around 14,000 books are available to students at the faculty of design. Regular tours help to familiarise freshers with our library.


Frau Yesim Akbulut Kulaksiz
Gebäude E31, Raum N 0.12
T: +49(0)6151 16 38334



Further information

Contact hours

Catalogue, borrowing account and more information can be found on the website of the media centre of Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.


Aspects of diversity at universities

  • Gender
  • Marital/relationship status
  • Immigrant background, nationality and ethnicity
  • Age and generation
  • Religion and world view
  • Social and socio-economic background
  • Disability
  • Sexual orientation and lifestyle
  • Academic and educational background
  • Eligibility for university and training
  • Career and academic experience
  • Working while studying
  • Heterogeneity of faculty cultures
  • Regional diversity

Dealing with diversity

The faculty of design practises a conscious and respectful approach to diversity, with the diversity institute in the faculty of design providing great potential for our university. We not only tolerate individual differences, but highlight these in a creative and positive way.

Our students are the focus of the activities of the diversity institute.

In order to be able to offer improved advisory services, auxiliary services and course designs, we will be carrying out student and lecturer surveys in the 2011/2012 winter semester in order to obtain further information about the subjective perception of course conditions.

The faculty of design strives to be a leader in the following areas:

  • Gender
  • Family-friendly university
  • Migration and intercultural issues
  • Health issues and disability
  • Life-long learning and academic education

What is diversity (diversity management)?

The concept of diversity management was developed in the 1990s in the United States. It relates to the assessment of diversity among staff with the economic benefit and to the benefit of all parties. The aims of diversity management are to create a productive work atmosphere, prevent social discrimination of minorities and to improve equal opportunities. As such, the minority is not the focus, but the staff as a whole with all its differences and commonalities. It is about diversity in many respects – ethnic diversity, gender, age and physical disabilities, but also sexual orientation, world view and religious beliefs. Diversity management is often understood as drawing on the benefits of social diversity.

Faculty committee

The faculty comprises all the students in one subject. From their ranks, a faculty committee is formed to represent the interests of the faculty. An annual budget for this is provided by the general students’ committee (AStA). The faculty committee (FSR) is tasked with maintaining contact between the semesters and communicating experiences, information and learning aids. The faculty committee is the contact point for any problems the students may be experiencing. Another task is the preparation for and implementation of faculty committee plenary sessions. All students in the faculty committee have the right to vote, speak and submit motions. The faculty committee is obliged to act in accordance with the decisions of faculty committee plenary sessions. The faculty plenary assembly represents all the faculties at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences. The faculty plenary assembly addresses issues and problems faced by the faculties in order to improve cooperation and communication between the faculties.

Members (2019–2020):

  • Paul Jürgens
  • Julia Beck
  • Constantin Boes
  • Bendikt Becker
  • Konstantin Lüdtke
  • Jana Niessen


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Olbrichweg 10
64287 Darmstadt, Germany


To the faculty’s articles of association