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Administrative Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)

Foto: Dr. Diana Stiller - Kaufmännische Direktorin des HZDR ©Copyright: HZDR/C. Reichelt

“Enabling top-level research and thereby giving scientists the greatest possible freedom, without losing sight of the need to handle public funds conscientiously, is a complex task. Mutual esteem, joint action, a broad range of expertise as well as the willingness to experience something new every day contribute to mastering this balancing act and shaping a long-term, functional scientific environment. In this way, we are creating the fundamental framework to achieve outstanding scientific success in the future.”

Dr. Diana Stiller, born in 1976, grew up in the environs of Dresden. After completing her studies in business administration at TU Dresden, she initially pursued a career in the private sector. She worked as a Senior Consultant at the auditing company PricewaterhouseCoopers AG before joining the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) in 2010 and thus transitioning into science. Her career within the Helmholtz Association began as an Executive Assistant to the Administrative Director at the time – a mere door away from her current workspace. After two years, she took over as head of the Department of Finance, Financial Controlling and Third-party Funds, and, in parallel, completed her doctorate on the subject of risk management at the Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava in 2015. Subsequently, the finance expert followed the call from the Helmholtz- Zentrum Berlin (HZB), where she successfully led the Main Department Administration as well as the Department Finance and Accounting from 2017 to 2020. Finally, Diana Stiller returned as science manager to the place where her career in the scientific environment began. As a generalist for all commercial issues, she is now in the vanguard of the commercial branch and leads HZDR as part of the Board of Directors. Furthermore, she is a fellow of the board of trusties of the foundation “Zukunft durch Bildung” Dresden.

Dr. Diana Stiller is Administrative Director of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf since December 1, 2020.


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Email: d.stiller[at]

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Address: Bautzner Landstr. 400, 01328 Dresden, Germany