Vice President for Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure (HVP)
Dietmar Smyrek has held the position of Vice President for Human Resources, Finance and Infrastructure at TU Braunschweig since 1 November 2010. In July 2015, his was reappointed by the Senate and the University Council for another eight years. His second term of office began in November 2016.
The Vice President is the Head of Administration and its three departments: Human Resources, Legal and Student Services, Finance and Facilities Management, including the building owner's attribute. He is also the university’s Chief Financial Officer. As a full-time member of the Executive Board, Dietmar Smyrek is involved in the university’s strategic decision-making processes and is responsible for their implementation by university administration.
Born in Salzgitter in 1965, Dietmar Smyrek studied at the University of Göttingen from 1987 to 1992, earning a degree in Business Management (Diplom-Kaufmann). Between 1993 and 1995 and from 1999 to October 2010, Mr Smyrek held various senior positions in finance, human resources and infrastructure management at the German Aerospace Center (DLR). In his last position at DLR, he headed the Braunschweig, Göttingen and Trauen sites.
He gained international experience as Head of Administration of the non-profit foundation DNW Dutch-German Wind Tunnels in the Netherlands from 1996 to 1998. Dietmar Smyrek is also a member of the executive or advisory boards of several science and research institutions in the Braunschweig region. Since 2018 he has been chairman of the working group "Digital Transformation" of the Association of Chancellors of the Universities of Germany.