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Science

Darmstadt is a "City of Science"

Eumetsat

This designation, which was lent to the city in 1997 with a certificate by the Hessian ministry of the Interior, recognises the national and international meaning of the city in the areas of science and research.

Science is in the science city, an economical factor of the highest quality. With its high proportion of employees in the sectors of research and science on the job market, Darmstadt adopts a country-wide leading position.

Three Fraunhofer Institutes are at home in Darmstadt - IGD, Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterLBF and SIT.

A capital of european space science is Darmstadt due to its two central institutions   
Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterEumetsat - the meteorological centre of Europe
Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterESA/Esoc - the European Space Operations Centre

Darmstadt’s globally operating companies such as Merck, Software AG, Wella, Goldwell/KPSS,  Evonik-Röhm , Schenk-Process or Schenck-Rotec have distinctive departments of research and development at their disposal.

The renowned Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterGSI Helmholtz Centre for Heavy Ion Research (GSI Helmholtz Gesellschaft für Schwerionen Forschung) performs research in physics and related natural science disciplines. Many elements were discovered here for the first time. Such as Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fenster“Darmstadtium” element 110 of the periodic table of elements - named after the hometown of GSI. The element is also godfather to the homonymous Science & Congress Centre.
With an investment volume of 675 € millions, GSI is currently instantiating a Öffnet externen Link in neuem FensterFAIR Centre. This will emerge worldwide unique reasearch possibilities with highly qualified scientists in Darmstadt. 

 

Inside view "darmstadtium" Foto: Flickr

The Öffnet externen Link in neuem Fensterdarmstadtium science | congresses is in the heart of the town center, a meeting place for scientists and citizens, for conferences, congresses and cultural events. This location provides new perspectives by its avant-garde, flexible space concept and repeatedly leaves lasting, unmistakable impressions.