History

History

Athena – the crest of TU Darmstadt. Image: Patrick Bal
Athena – the crest of TU Darmstadt. Image: Patrick Bal

It is Technische Universität Darmstadt’s ultimate symbol: The official emblem of this university is the stylised head of Athena, antiquity's patron goddess of the Arts and Sciences. The crest in its current form was the 1972 creation of Swiss graphic designer Hermann Eidenbenz, who among other things also designed bank notes for the Federal Republic of Germany.

TU Darmstadt has a rich history – learn more.…

  • Doctor of Engineering – a hallmark is born – 1902
  • Civilian and military aeronautical research – from 1908
  • Student Services – from 1921
  • Alliance with the Nazi regime
  • New departures and protest
  • From Institution of Higher Education to University
  • The TU Darmstadt crest