Contents

Summary by Executive Board, from page 4

Academic Affairs, from page 14

Tricky tasks - Run on biomedical engineering degree course - Demanding from the very start - Comprehensive protection - Settling in quickly - Generous opening hours - Courses offered by TU Darmstadt - Facts and figures

Research, from page 30

Top positions in German Research Foundation ranking - Major projects with a promising future - Machine learning for agriculture - From human to artificial intelligence - Recipe against the power of quantum computers - Pros and cons from noise - Health data under lock and key - Faster DNA synthesis - The insect perfume trick - Innovations for waterways and buildings - Overcoming subject boundaries - Top-Level Research

Focus on "Why I study", from page 50

Cooperation and transfer, from page 60

50 years of partnership with Lyon - Energy-efficient ETA factory - Side by side with SMEs - From the laboratory into practice - Ground mission in the lecture hall - Clean water - The mobility of the future - 3D scanner for insects - New tools - Awakening inquiring minds with Merck

Life on campus, from page 74

Thousands were wide awake - 78 Urban quality - Climate-friendly energy centre - Vespa swirl - 90 years university swimming pool - New cultural business with tradition - Facts and figures

Awards, from page 86

Double peak power - Postdocs with Athene - Take-off in research - Search for matter 2.0 - Not always platinum - Instructive - Outstanding - Proximity to the Nobel Prize - Concentrated inspirations - Facts and figures

Progress Report 2018