What is known as the science city

Science City Darmstadt is written on the place name sign of the city in southern Hesse, which has officially had the title since 1997. Around 32,500 students study in Darmstadt at the Technical University of Darmstadt, the University of Darmstadt and the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt. The university landscape thus fulfills the demands of the science city Darmstadt.

32,500 students are enrolled in Darmstadt, the city of science

The largest university is the Technical University of Darmstadt, which is known nationwide for its research and achievements in civil engineering and mechanical engineering, in electrical engineering and information technology. More than 20,000 students are enrolled at the TU Darmstadt, City of Science. The Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences also focuses on technical courses. The majority of the approximately 11,300 students have chosen information and engineering sciences.

In contrast, the Protestant University of Applied Sciences in Darmstadt, the city of science, focuses on social courses of study. 1,200 students are enrolled there in the fields of social pedagogy, nursing sciences and health sciences, among others. Despite the denominational sponsorship, students of all faiths can study at the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt.

The science city Darmstadt is a trendsetter for politics and traffic

In the Hessian local elections in March 2011, the Darmstadters voted the Greens with almost 33 percent as the strongest parliamentary group in the city parliament. After negotiating the coalition agreement, Green-Black has ruled the Hessian city since then. This makes Darmstadt, the city of science, a trendsetter on the political stage. The Greens also provide the Lord Mayor: Jochen Partsch is the first Green Mayor of a major Hessian city. Its goals are to consolidate the deficit budget of the science city Darmstadt. In addition, five million euros flow into childcare.

In terms of transport technology, the City of Science Darmstadt focuses on sustainability. So-called "e-Flinkster" have existed since June 2011: the rail subsidiary DB Rent rents two electric vehicles with a range of 150 kilometers and a top speed of 130 kilometers per hour. The Mitsubishi small cars are available in the multi-storey car park at Darmstadt Central Station. The costs for one hour with one of the e-Flinkster start in the science city Darmstadt from 1.90 euros. The green electricity provider ENTEGA supplies the regenerative energy free of charge.