At TU Darmstadt, we carry out research in three major fields transcending the boundaries of individual disciplines: Energy and Environment (E+E), Information and Intelligence (I+I) as well as Matter and Materials (M+M).
Clean Circles, Elements, Reasonable AI, The Adaptive Mind: In its “cluster projects”, TU Darmstadt, together with strong research partners, offers answers to the major scientific and social questions of our time.
We provide pioneering and relevant discoveries and scientific solutions answering today’s unsolved questions while generating the ideas of tomorrow. We carry out in-depth, sustainable, excellent, transformative research that attracts inquisitive students, creative early-career researchers and excellent scientists from around the world. At TU Darmstadt, we solve basic research problems and implement scientific discoveries in technical and social processes.
In our Research Fields, we combine theory and experiment and address future challenges: digital intelligence and responsibility, environments worth living in and sustainable transformation as well as securing and generating resources.
All our Research Fields live and breathe scientific excellence. Top scientists and their teams propel research forward by way of highly focussed and highly relevant research topics. These Profile Topic shape the academic reputation of Technical University of Darmstadt. They are characterised by highly attractive and successful collaborative projects.
At the heart of everything are outstanding scientists.
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.
TU Darmstadt is ranked among the top 150 in computer science, mechanical engineering, materials sciences and physics.
QS Subject Ranking 2022
Computer Science: top 100
Engineering: top 150
THE Subject Ranking
International engineers particularly enjoy spending research stays at TU Darmstadt. This puts it in 4th place in the Alexander von Humboldt Ranking 2020.
TU Darmstadt offers an excellent environment for innovation, it is considered one of Europe’s most innovative universities.
Reuters Ranking Europe’s Most Innovative Universities 2019
TU Darmstadt is one of Germany’s top five universities filing patents.
IW-Kurzbericht 34/2023: Wie patent sind die deutschen Hochschulen?
TU Darmstadt ranks 1st place for publications on “Systems” and "AI“ in Germany – and 6th place in Europe.
In the field of computer science, publications by TU scientists rank among the top 3 in Germany and among the top 10 in Europe.
Almost two-thirds of TU Darmstadt's publications are written with international participation. For one-third, the research partners are even more than 5000 km away.
Leiden Ranking 2022
Excellent research and teaching succeed on the basis of a corresponding research and information infrastructure.