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. 

Additional Information


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