Forum for Interdisciplinary Research (FiF)
The serves to promote interdisciplinarity as an integral part of the university's research culture. As an open, flexible platform, the Forum aims to pick up on existing approaches to interdisciplinary research while also encouraging new ways of cooperating across different disciplines. Forum for Interdisciplinary Research (FiF)
To support this mission, FiF holds various types of events ranging from one-off lectures to workshops and conferences.
It also provides grant funding to stimulate promising new research alliances. The FiF Commission and FiF Fellows support the Forum in this.
University and State Library Darmstadt (ULB)
facilitates research and learning and provides access to the current literature as well as historic holdings in both printed and electronic form. ULB
There are 1,100 workstations in the new library buildings at ULB Stadtmitte (central library) and ULB Lichtwiese (campus library), including numerous individual cubicles and study rooms for groups. Workshops and tours on various topics are held regularly.
As the state library, ULB serves the general public as well as educational, research and cultural institutions from across the region. The library is also a designated legal deposit library. , Patent and Trademark Centre Rhine-Main and the Historical Archive of TU Darmstadt form part of ULB. European Documentation Centre
Science Communication Centre (SCC)
University IT-Service and Computing Centre (HRZ)
The at TU Darmstadt provides central information technology (IT) services for research, teaching and learning. It is also the university's IT competence centre acting as a source of knowledge. HRZ plans, builds and operates central information and communications infrastructure as well as powerful systems for scientific computing. University Computer Centre (also known as HRZ)
For customers and users the first point of contact is the . They will answer your questions or pass the matter to the right place. HRZ Service team
University Sports Centre (USZ)
With more than 200 different activities, offers a wide choice of sports courses for students and staff alike. It arranges university sports events, hosts internal university championships and organizes sports excursions both nationwide and abroad. The sports unit supports students participating in German university championships. the University Sports Centre (USZ)
The majority of are located in and around the university stadium. These include the university swimming pool, artificial pitches, multifunctional court and beach volleyball courts, TU sports halls, the Unifit gym and a disc golf course. There is thus a multitude of ways to practise sport on a self-organized basis or with professional supervision. USZ's sports facilities
Language Resource Centre (SPZ)
The is the central service for courses in various languages covering both general topics and specialist technical terminology. Instruction in most languages is conducted at UNIcert® accredited level. The SPZ also carries out the TOEIC® English language test amongst others. The Writing Centre at the SPZ provides support in academic writing skills both face-to-face and online as well as running workshops. Language Resource Centre (SPZ)
Useful information about writing can be found online on the microsite. The OWL (Online Writing Lab) delivers intercultural training, the language café and language tandems. Centre for Intercultural Competence
Academic Bridging Courses (Studienkolleg)
The main task of the is to prepare international students with foreign educational qualifications for study in Germany from a technical, language and methodological perspective. The university entrance qualification typically requires two semesters of study on core courses in the sciences or humanities. The assessment examination is known in German as a 'Feststellungsprüfung'. Academic Bridging Courses
In addition, it is possible to take the to demonstrate adequate knowledge of the German language. The Academic Bridging Courses also look after international students at TU Darmstadt and offers seminars to consolidate “Deutsche Sprachprüfung für den Hochschulzugang” (DSH, the German language examination for university entrance). key qualifications
Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL)
The is a central service that provides support on an institutional basis across disciplines in the form of training and continuing professional development for teaching staff. To promote the professionalism of prospective and active teaching staff, the ZfL performs tasks associated with the organization of practical training, teacher training and continuing professional development, professional advice for those studying for teacher training certificates, and cooperation with schools and other institutions. Centre for Teacher Education (ZfL)
In order to fulfil this remit, the ZfL supports, advises and evaluates those studying for teacher training certificates as well as teaching staff and works closely with all faculties and stakeholders involved in teacher training at TU Darmstadt.
Centre for Educational Development (HDA)
The core tasks include higher educational training and advice, Centre for Educational Development'sin key competences, the provision of e-learning services and facilitating digital communication in teaching as well as student qualifications and course evaluations. graduate surveys
Established in 1985 HDA fosters qualifications and quality in learning and teaching in line with TU Darmstadt's developmental goals and in close cooperation with the faculties.
State Materials Testing Institute (MPA)
The is an independent, accredited materials testing facility for construction, high-temperature/medical/surface technology, materials analysis, and so on. State Materials Testing Institute in Darmstadt
With its calibration laboratory and examination and certification body for building products both at national and European level (e.g. approved PÜZ body and notified body) the Institute's expertise can be accessed by businesses, public authorities, law courts and private individuals.
Together with the Institute for Materials Technology (IfW) at TU Darmstadt, it forms the Centre for Engineering Materials and is involved in a number of research and development projects.