Recreational activities at the TU Darmstadt
Also, and especially for students, there is much to experience in Darmstadt. One quickly makes friends not only at parties, bars and in movie theaters, but als at meetings and outings of the great many initiatives and recreational activities at TUD which provide a diversion from all those serious studies.
An overview of the different aspects of campus life gives you a first idea of all the things to do at TUD [German only].
There are also numerous student clubs like the campus-radio AudioMax [German only], the student-run event location 603 qm [German only], the film circle [German only], the Konaktiva [German only] and many others. Further information on what's going on at TUD [German only].
The Hochschulsportzentrum [German only]- University Sport Center – at the TU Darmstadt offers additionally a comprehensive range of sporting activities.
Living in Darmstadt
The Technische Universität Darmstadt is an academic “light tower” in the city of Darmstadt, which rightly wears the title city of science and has almost 140,000 residents.
The TU Darmstadt creates its attractiveness, among other things, out of the collaboration with excellent non-university research institutions directly on location – for example with the four Fraunhofer Institutes that deal with security in information technologies, with graphic data processing or with the load-bearing capacity of new materials. The TUD also keeps up contacts to ESOC, the satellite control center of the European space agency ESA and to EUMETSAT, another organization located in Darmstadt for meteorological satellites.
AIn addition to all this scientific excellence, the arts live in Darmstadt : the Deutsche Polen-Institut (German – Poland Institute), the Jazz-Institut, the Design-Zentrum Hessen and the Institut für Neue Technische Form are always good for interesting surprises.
Not to forget the Darmstädter Mathildenhöhe, the large center of Jugendstil and breathtaking witness of a comprehensive reform movement around 1900.
A new epoch of Darmstadt's city history will be introduced at the end of 2007: by this date a new architectural sensation-causing Wissenschafts- und Kongresszentrum (Science and Congress Center) will open directly at the Uni-Campus City.