The Technische Universität Darmstadt, commonly known as TU Darmstadt, is a research university in the city of Darmstadt, Germany. It was founded in 1877 and received the right to award doctorates in 1899. In 1882, it was the first university in the world to set up a chair in electrical engineering. TU Darmstadt have been one of Germany’s most international universities; as a European technical university, TU Darmstadt is committed to European values and European integration. The institution's home is the metropolitan region Frankfurt-Rhine-Main. With the university's partners in the Alliance of Rhine-Main Universities, the university continue the development of this globally attractive science location.
TU Darmstadt's 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 the university's research and study. The university foster intensive, productive interaction with society, business and politics. Such collaborative polyphony generates effective, long-term progress towards sustainable development worldwide.