Research

Research

© Jan Ehlers

Excellent basic research, combined with high practical relevance: This is what the TU Darmstadt stands for. And it attaches great importance to this: future-oriented topics, interdisciplinary cooperation, international networking, an excellent environment for young scientists, an efficient and innovative infrastructure.

 
© Jan-Christoph Hartung



Profile Areas

TU Darmstadt bundles its excellent and globally visible research in six profile areas.

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Research Expertise of TU Darmstadt

© Hessen schafft Wissen / Jan Michael Hosan

Honorary Senators

At the heart of everything are outstanding scientists: they are just as much a part of the TU's research competence as are networking with partners and focuses on relevant future topics.

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Third-Party Funding at Technische Universität Darmstadt

History of third-party funding revenues at TU Darmstadt (in millions of euro). Picture: TU Darmstadt – © TU Darmstadt
History of third-party funding revenues at TU Darmstadt (in millions of euro). Picture: TU Darmstadt
External funding at TU Darmstadt broken down by source (percentage). Picture: TU Darmstadt – © TU Darmstadt
External funding at TU Darmstadt broken down by source (percentage). Picture: TU 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.

 
© Katrin Binner

Early Career Researchers

At TU Darmstadt, talented and motivated young scientists find an outstanding environment under attractive employment and career conditions which they actively help form and in which they can optimally develop their potential.

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International Research

The TU Darmstadt welcomes researchers from all over the world and supports them with questions about housing, organization and administration and offers practical help with non-scientific questions.

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Successful in rankings

German Research Foundation’s Funding Atlas

In the engineering sciences, the TU is one of the highest performing universities in Germany when it comes to raising funds from the German Research Foundation (DFG).

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Humboldt-Ranking 2017

Top positions for TU Darmstadt: International engineers enjoy spending their research time at the TU Darmstadt.

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Scientific Infrastructure

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Excellent research and teaching succeed on the basis of a corresponding research and information infrastructure.

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Scientific Networks

  • GSI
  • Esoc
  • Fraunhofer SIT
  • Fraunhofer IGD
  • Fraunhofer LBF