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.


  • The Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) will offer a new opportunity of inter-university studying for their more than 100,000 students starting in the coming winter semester: The RMU Study Program will allow students from Frankfurt, Darmstadt, and Mainz to enroll simultaneously at all three universities.

  • With the RMU Initiative Funding for Teaching, the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) support cooperations for the development of new, attractive and inter-university study programmes within the RMU. This year's funding focuses on the conceptual development of digital modules, the design and recognition of exams for joint elective modules, and on planning joint study programmes. Funding of up to 40,000 euros can be awarded for a maximum period of one year.

Lived cooperation (selection)

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