The Technische Universität (TU) Darmstadt is one of Germany’s leading technical universities. Its 312 professors, 4,450 scientific and administrative employees and close to 26,000 students devote their talents and best efforts to the significant future research fields such as cybersecurity, internet and digitalisation, matter and radiation science, thermo-fluids and interfaces, future energy systems and processes from material to product innovation. The wide variety of disciplines represented are all focused on technology, as viewed from the vantage point of engineering, the natural sciences, the humanities, and the social sciences, and cover the full range of academic endeavor, from the origination of basic concepts to practical, everyday applications.

    The TU Darmstadt is Germany’s first autonomous university and has a total budget of 453.2 million Euros (2017), 246.5 Million Euros of which are basic state funding. Its capacity for innovation is evidenced inter alia by the high level of annual funding received from outside sources. The 164.7 million Euros contributed i. a. by industry, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, and the European Union make it one of Germany’s leading academic recipients of outside funding. In renowned rankings by the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung, and the Centrum für Hochschulentwicklung, it has consistently corroborated its leadership in research, academic excellence, and its qualification of graduates for top jobs and successful careers.

    Together with Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, TU Darmstadt has formed the strategic Rhine-Main Universities alliance.

    Mechanical Engineering

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    Materials Science

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