Research topics

Research at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences is centered on three primary focus areas:

  • Changes to society and the economy
  • New paths in education and science
  • Technical and ecological challenges

Within these focus areas, research and development fields include:

  • Adaptronics and material sciences
  • Biotechnology and health
  • IT security
  • E-business and market research
  • Energy technology and energy management
  • Communications management, journalism, media systems
  • Industrial design, artistic design
  • Optics, lighting technology, image processing,
  • Robotics, measurement and control technologies
  • Social integration and social policies
  • Sustainable mobility and transport infrastructure.

In addition to the research conducted in these individual fields, h_da is also home to numerous interdisciplinary research projects and joint research partnerships – mostly in emerging areas such as renewable energies, environmental and sustainable process technologies, and digital cultural heritage. 


Vice President for Research and Scientific Infrastructure 
Prof. Dr. Arnd Steinmetz 
Phone: +49 (0)6151 16 8007