Overview of Third-Party Funding at Technische Universität Darmstadt
The long-term growth and the volume of third-party funding provide clear evidence of the research strength of TU Darmstadt. Annual third-party funding has more than doubled in the last ten years alone and has stabilised at a high level.
Third-party funds are primarily obtained through competitive processes in which the scientists at TU Darmstadt repeatedly prove their capabilities and the outstanding position of the university in national and European competition.
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is the most important contributor of third-party funding for research at TU Darmstadt accounting for around 30% of the total. Other mahor sources of external funding are the industry and the German federal government, who each contribute around 22% of the third-party funds. Funding from the the LOEWE Excellence Programme of the State of Hesse , which is also awarded in a competitive process, has contributed a significant proportion of the total research funding since this programme was launched (currently around 8%). Funding from the European Union (EU) accounts for around 7% of the third-party funds received by TU Darmstadt.