The digital visit of the Department of Mechanical Engineering took place from 7 to 9 June 2021 as part of the regular institutional evaluation at TU Darmstadt. An evaluation committee with experts under the direction of Prof. i.R. Reinhart Poprawe (RWTH Aachen) held intensive discussions in two and a half days with various status groups as well as internal and external cooperation partners of the Department.
Due to the Corona pandemic, the evaluation talks took place in a virtual conference. Beforehand the Department of Mechanical Engineering provided the evaluation committee with a self-report as result of its self-evaluation. The discussions during the conference focused on questions from the TU Darmstadt´s Executive Board as well as the Department regarding structure and organisation, strategy, research and early career researchers, as well as studying and teaching. Special attention was paid to the further development of the degree programmes, internationalisation and technology transfer. The assessment of the Department is the basis for the evaluation report of the committee. Their recommendations play a major role in the agreement on objectives between the Executive Board and the department.