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Prof. Dr.-Ing. Holger Schmidt

Civil Engineering Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration Office of the President

Vizepräsident für Studium und Lehre

Professor Statik und Stahlbau

Altonaer Straße | 5.2.16


•    1970 born in Erlabrunn
•    1993 Abitur at the Caroline Schlegel Gymnasium in Jena

Academic Background
•    2006 Universität Duisburg-Essen Doctorate in the Department of Civil Engineering, teaching area Structural Engineering
•    1993-1999 Bauhaus Universität Weimar - Degree in Civil Engineering

Professional Background
•    2021-present University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Vice-President for Academic Affairs
•    2020-present University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Head of the Mathematics and Science Centre
•    2014-2021 University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Associate Dean for Academic Affairs in the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration
•    2010-present University of Applied Sciences Erfurt - Faculty of Civil Engineering and Conservation/Restoration - Professor of Steel Construction and Structural Engineering
•    2009-present International Specialist Welding Engineer
•    2007-2009 Krebs und Kiefer - Project Manager for Steel Construction
•    2006-2007 Engineering partnership Karvanek-Ebenau-Höffer - Project Engineer
•    2000-2006 Universität Duisburg-Essen - Research Assistant inthe Department of Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering
•    1999 IQ Haus AG, Neumarkt/Oberpfalz - Site Manager
•    1987-1990 Carl Zeiss Jena - Apprenticeship as a Measurement and Control Technician

Fields of Expertise

  • Calculation, dimensioning, design and execution of load-bearing structures, in particular steel construction
  • Renovation of steel structures
  • Optimization of steel structures, components and cross-sections using evolutionary strategies


  • Deutscher Verband für Schweißen und verwandte Verfahren e.V. (German Association for Welding and Related Processes)
  • Ingenieurkammer Thüringen (Thuringian Chamber of Engineers)


  • International Welding Engineer IWE
  • Authorized to verify stability (structural design) according to Thuringian building code


  • Award for outstanding personal commitment as a juror of the competition "Jugend forscht" (for young scientists)
  • Runner-up for the teaching award for "Digital Teaching in Summer Semester 2020"