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 Science Meets Regions programme of the European Commission is promoting science-policy dialogue at regional and local levels. As part of the programme, the Rhine-Main Universities – Technical University of Darmstadt, Goethe University Frankfurt and Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz – will offer dialogue opportunities for policy professionals from Hessian and Rhineland-Palatinate state institutions and city administrations on issues concerning green and digital transformations.

  • With a renewed call for proposals for the RMU Initiative Funding for Teaching, the RMU is supporting the cooperative further development of existing offerings in study programmes and teaching at the RMU. The focus this year is on binding mutual recognition of modules within the RMU.

Gelebte Kooperation (Auswahl)