Contents

Summary by Executive Board, from page 4

Academic Affairs, from page 14

Best possible start - Successful operation - Starting your studies with a difference - A warm welcome - Young input - Joint pioneering work - The latest from the natural sciences - Acting responsibility - Courses offered by TU Darmstadt - Facts and figures

Research, from page 30

Strong collaborative research centres - LOEWE promotes excellence - Into and out of the city - Developing brain software - Turbo boost for broadband network - Gaps in the system - Aspects of health - Safe cars of the future - Orientation in the textual world - Responsive plastics - Sustainable construction and driving - State and society - Secure prospects - Better living and working conditions - Top-Level Research

Focus on entrepreneurial atmosphere, from page 52

Cooperation and transfer, from page 62

Driving energy research - Fit for Industry 4.0 - Efficient and low-emission flight - Hand in hand - Mobility of tomorrow - Terahertz waves and therapies - The world on a large and small scale - Good neighbours

Life on campus, from page 74

Student creativity - Wide awake - Flourishing landscapes - Mosaics shine once again - Art Forum opened - Course set - Staying healthy - Facts and figures

Awards, from page 86

Noble gesture - Architecture and education - Milestones in sight - Multiple awards - Generous foundation - Top performances - Closely linked - Excellent dissertations - Excellent reputation - Water is her element - Biologist, anatomist and artist - Facts and figures 102 Campus impressions

Progress Report 2016