With a selected number of international universities TU Darmstadt has developed strategic partnerships. These partnerships were developed over many years and are characterized by equitable, reliable and close cooperation. A strategic partnership covers several department and all levels (students, academics, administration and management) at the cooperating universities. Thus, this institutional framework provides a broad and robust basis for long-term projects and new, joint activities.
Technische Universität Darmstadt and Tongji University in Shanghai signed a cooperation agreement in 1980 already and agreed to collaborate closely in terms of research and teaching. The initially selective cooperation has grown into a broad and trusting partnership with regular meetings and consultations and a great number of joint projects.
Further information can be obtained on the page about TU Darmstadt's strategic partnership with Tongji university.
TU Darmstadt and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (short: Virginia Tech), in Blacksburg, Virginia, have signed a cooperation agreement for a strategic partnership in 2016.The signing of the contract marks a milestone in the partnership between TU Darmstadt and Virginia Tech, which has been existing since 2000. The cooperation comprises many departments of TU Darmstadt and includes all levels of a scientific career – students, junior researchers and professors.
Technische Universität Graz
On 12 July 2017, TU Darmstadt and TU Graz signed a contract for a long-term strategic partnership. This formally enhances the relationships that have existed since 1985, covering many fields of research and all levels of the university. There is a close cooperation network between the two universities through joint projects and publications in fields such as civil engineering, computer science, mathematics, geodesy, electrical engineering, chemistry, materials science, mechanical engineering, philosophy and architecture.