City of Science

The concentration of research facilities in Darmstadt is unusually high. In their diversity they represent very different areas of science. In the city, a technical university, two colleges and many public and private scientific and research institutions are located. Also in various companies in Darmstadt Darmstadt research is done and the results are converted into products and processes.

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Scientific insitutions

Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD

Fraunhofer-Institut für Graphische Datenverarbeitung IGD

Fraunhofer IGD is the world's leading institute for applied research in Visual Computing. Visual Computing is image- and model-based information technology and includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as...
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Fraunhoferstr.5

64283 Darmstadt


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Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology

Fraunhofer-Institut für Sichere Informationstechnologie

The IT security specialists of the Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT) in Darmstadt and Sankt Augustin develop ready-to-use solutions fully tailored to the needs of their customers. The...
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Rheinstr.75

64283 Darmstadt


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GSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research

GSI Helmholtzzentrum für Schwerionenforschung

The GSI was founded in 1969 and since then six new chemical elements have been discovered, including element 110, Darmstadtium. GSI operates a large-scale worldwide unique accelerator facility for heavy ions. Researchers...
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Planckstr.1

64291 Darmstadt


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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Hochschule Darmstadt

The Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is one of the largest in Germany. Applied research and development at the university enriches the courses offered with practical project work and strengthens the...
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Haardtring 100

64295 Darmstadt


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Institute for Housing and the Environment (IWU)

Institut Wohnen und Umwelt

The institute for housing and environment is a non-profit institute which carries out basic and applied research in areas such as housing and energy efficiency as a contribution to societal development. Besides the...
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Rheinstr.65

64295 Darmstadt


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The Jazz Institute

Jazzinstitut Darmstadt

Darmstadt’s jazz institute hosts Europe’s largest public jazz collection. Information on the history and current developments in jazz can be found in its archives. The vaulted cellar under the institute is the venue for...
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Bessunger Str.88d

64285 Darmstadt


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Darmstadt Hospital

Klinikum Darmstadt

The first hospital in Darmstadt was built outside the city walls in the seventeenth century. In today's hospital, twenty-one different specialist clinics work together. Doctors with different medical expertise exchange...
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Grafenstr.9

64283 Darmstadt


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Merck

Merck

The headquarters of the Merck Group, the Darmstadt chemical, pharmaceutical and life science company, are in the northerly Frankfurter Strasse. The roots of the company go back to 1668, making it one of the oldest...
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Frankfurter Str.250

64293 Darmstadt


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NATURpur Institute for Climate and Environmental Protection

NATURpur Institut für Klima- und Umweltschutz

Entega is one of the leading energy and infrastructure service companies in Germany. In early 2008, the NATURpur institute was founded as a non-profit organisation, whose goal is to support environmental and climate...
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Frankfurter Str.110

64293 Darmstadt


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Software AG

Software AG

In 1969, six young staff from the Institute of Applied Information Processing founded the company Software AG. Today the company has its headquarters in Darmstadt-Eberstadt and is one of the global leaders in the area of...
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Uhlandstr.12

64297 Darmstadt


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Science Route 4

The „Science Route 4“ informs you, on its way from Kranichstein to Griesheim, about the particularities of the various institutions and companies, from the particle accelerator to multimedia developments, aviation and space travel.