Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences
Hochschule Darmstadt (h_da)
Hda logo.svg
Type Public university
Established Technical Hochschule 1876, Hochschule 1971
President Ralph Stengler
Administrative staff
815 (2010)
Students 11,380 (2010)
Address Haardtring 100
D-64295
, Darmstadt, Germany
Website http://www.h-da.de/

The Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (German: Hochschule Darmstadt), also known as h_da, is a University of Applied Sciences located in Darmstadt, Germany.

History[edit]

The roots of University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt goes back to 1876[1] along with Technische Universität Darmstadt (the first electrical engineering chair and inventions fame), when both these Universities were an integrated entities, a need for a separate industry based research educational institution was felt in the early 1930s, finally University of Applied sciences emerged as a separate industry based research educational institution in 1971 and is the largest University of Applied Sciences in Hesse (German: Hessen) with about 11,000 students.

In 1971 when Hochschule Darmstadt was established, other regions of the Hesse also felt the need of such industry based educational institutions.[2] In later years a heavy number of Hochschule were established all across Germany. As a result of this, today the German industry's engineering workforce is propelled by students of the Hochschule.

Campus[edit]

The Main campus of the Hochschule Darmstadt lies at the Haardtring office, but, the campus is evenly distributed all across the city of Darmstadt at different locations. A cluster of Old and Modern university buildings are visible across the city of Darmstadt. The media campus is in Dieburg.

Departments[edit]

View of the 'Hochhaus' (high-rise), Administrative Building

University of Applied Sciences Ranking[edit]

Hochschule Darmstadt is a reputed institute and it has consistently ranked high on the DAAD rankings list closely rivaled by Hochschule Karlsruhe. Maintaining its reputation in the specializations of Microelectronics and Robotics, Hochschule Darmstadt has contributed to some of the major industrial developments in Germany, including REIS, Mitsubishi Robot modules.

Research[edit]

Incorporated close ties with

Institutes[edit]

  • Institute of Communication and Media (ikum)
  • Institute of Local Economics and Environmental Planning

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Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 49°51′59″N 8°38′00″E / 49.86639°N 8.63333°E / 49.86639; 8.63333