Our mission

The Technical University of Darmstadt is a synonym for excellent, relevant science. Global transformations – from the energy transition via Industry 4.0 to artificial intelligence – are posing enormous challenges. We are playing a crucial role in helping to shape these far-reaching processes of change with outstanding insights and forward-looking study opportunities.

Since we were founded in 1877, we have been one of Germany’s most international universities; as a European technical university, we are committed to European values and European integration. Our home is the metropolitan region Frankfurt-Rhine-Main. With our partners in the Alliance of Rhine-Main Universities, we continue the development of this globally attractive science location.

Our cutting-edge research is pooled in three fields: Energy and Environment, Information and Intelligence, Matter and Materials. Large-scale, problem-based interdisciplinarity involving the engineering sciences, natural sciences, humanities and social sciences is the hallmark of our research and study. We foster intensive, productive interaction with society, business and politics. Such collaborative polyphony generates effective, long-term progress towards sustainable development worldwide.

Alliances and networks – a selection

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

Weltkarte mit bunten Stecknadeln.
Picture: Natalie Wocko

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

Academic Affairs (status: winter semester 2019/20 or graduation in 2019)

  • 115 degree programmes
  • 25.355 students (of which are 32% women and 20% foreign students)
  • 3.950 graduates (of which are 32% women and 14% foreign graduates)
  • 441 doctorates awarded (of which are 29% women and 19% foreign doctoral candidates)

Research (status: April 2021)

  • 11 Collaborative Research Centres and SFB/Transregio of the German Research Foundation
  • 1 LOEWE Research Centre and 11 LOEWE Research Clusters (incl. participations)
  • 4 DFG Graduate Schools
  • 4 Cluster Initiatives funded by the State of Hesse (incl. participations)

Staff (status: 2020)

  • 310 professors (of which 66 are female)
  • 2.677 academic employees (of which 733 are female)
  • 1.915 non-academic employees (of which 1.135 are female)
  • 138 trainees (of which 43 are female)

Budget (status: 2020)

  • 260.5 million euro basic funds from the State of Hesse (excl. LOEWE)
  • 23.9 million euro from Bund-Länder-Hochschulpakt (Phase II)
  • 10.2 million euro other funds
  • 177.6 million euro third-party funds (incl. LOEWE)

Campus (status: 2020)

  • 5 locations
  • 167 buildings
  • approx. 307.000 square metres of usable space

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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