Since its foundation in 1877, TU Darmstadt has been characterized by a special pioneering spirit. It is part of our self-image to continuously continue this tradition of innovation. Through outstanding achievements in research, teaching and transfer, we open up important scientific fields of the future and continually open up new opportunities for shaping society. This makes TU Darmstadt one of the leading technical universities in Germany with high international visibility and reputation.

Alliances and networks – a selection

TU Darmstadt strengthens its position through strategic cooperation and networking with other universities in Germany and abroad.

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Our international profile

TU Darmstadt stands for cosmopolitanism and international orientation in study, teaching and research. It cooperates internationally at all levels – whether in research projects, student exchanges or partnerships.

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Facts and Figures

  • 13 departments and 5 fields of study
  • 113 degree programmes
  • 25.889 students (of which are 31% women and 18% foreign students)
  • 4.257 graduates (of which are 30% women and 15% foreign graduates)
  • 447 doctorates awarded (of which are 26% women and 19% foreign doctoral candidates; 2017*)
  • 253 male professors and 56 female professors
  • 2.593 academic employees (of which 661 are female)
  • 1.909 non-academic employees (of which 1.154 are female)
  • 164 trainees
  • 5 locations
  • 164 buildings
  • approx. 309.000 square metres of usable space
  • 249.9 million euro basic funds from the State of Hesse (excl. LOEWE)
  • 26.5 million euro from Bund-Länder-Hochschulpakt (Phase II)
  • 8.8 million euro other funds
  • 169.1 million euro third-party funds (incl. LOEWE)
  • 11 Collaborative Research Centres and SFB/Transregio of the German Research Foundation
  • 7 LOEWE Research Clusters
  • 6 DFG Graduate Schools

Status: 31.12.2018 / *2017

Alumni at TU Darmstadt

Everyone who once studied, worked, researched or taught at the university and who keeps TU in good memory: We would be happy to stay in touch with you.

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