Born 1959 in Bern
Professor of physics Dr. Christian Thomsen became president of the Technische Universität Berlin in April 2014. He holds the policy-making power on the executive board, the university's governing body. He represents the university and is responsible for the smooth running of all university proceedings. Within the guidelines set by the executive board, the vice presidents and the chancellor independently manage their areas of responsibility. The president's term of service is four years.