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Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt, h_da) puts science into action. With a student body of approx. 15,000, it is one of the largest and most distinguished universities of applied sciences in Germany.

Its excellent reputation is the result of a scientifically grounded, real-world approach to higher education and the professional success of its graduates. The 2006 “trendence” study, for example, ranked h_da graduates in the top five among German Universities of Applied Sciences.

And according to a survey conducted by the business magazine Wirtschaftswoche, h_da graduates have long been among the favorite picks of German companies.


  • President Prof. Dr. Ralph Stengler
  • Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Collegiate Affairs Prof. Dr. Manfred Loch
  • Vice President for Research and Scientific Infrastructure Prof. Dr. Arnd Steinmetz
  • Registrar Norbert Reichert


  • Approx. 15,000
  • Approx. 18% foreign students


  • Approx. 900

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Hochschule Darmstadt
University of Applied Sciences

Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt



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