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.
A capital of european space science is Darmstadt due to its two central institutions
http://www.esa.int/esaCP/SEMNX53VRRE_Germany_0.htmlEumetsat - the meteorological centre of Europe
ESA/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 GSI 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 “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 FAIR Centre. This will emerge worldwide unique reasearch possibilities with highly qualified scientists in Darmstadt.
The darmstadtiumscience | 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.