Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Technische Universität Darmstadt make up the RHINE-MAIN-UNIVERSITIES (RMU). The universities have a combined total of over 100,000 students and 1,440 professors and cooperate closely in research, studying and teaching. These renowned research universities are shaping the Frankfurt-Rhine-Main region as an internationally visible academic hub.
Between them, the universities offer more than 630 degree programs, with courses covering the entire spectrum of academic fields. In the future, they will combine their research strengths to offer additional joint degree programs. The alliance will increase each university’s academic potential and create strong research networks.
Close cooperation and intensive exchange are essential for science and research. The Rhine-Main Universities consider themselves to be a driving force of interaction – between each other, in the region, with society and business, and internationally.
The RMU is based on the idea of a powerful strategic alliance, led by a team of strong independent partners. Through coordination and close cooperation, they foster improvement in research, teaching, knowledge exchange, and administration and services.
Three new LOEWE projects, in which research teams from Goethe University Frankfurt and TU Darmstadt are involved, can commence their work on 1 January 2020. The project consortia will be supported for a period of four years with a total of more than 13 million euros within the framework of the 12th funding phase of the Hessian LOEWE research programme. This was announced by the Hessian Ministry for Science.
The Initiative Funding for Research of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) is currently supporting a cross-university project in the field of meteorology and climatology. The objective is to determine the time scales of transport processes in the tropopause, a region in the Earth's atmosphere at an elevation of 10 to 20 kilometers. The processes and composition in the tropopause region strongly affect surface temperatures and climate.