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.


  • How is biology becoming technology and technology biology? What does the architecture of evolution look like? These are the issues and themes that are being researched by Dr. Marco Tamborini, a research assistant at the Institute for Philosophy at TU Darmstadt. The young postdoc combines humanities and social sciences with the STEM disciplines. His main focus is the philosophy and history of science and technoscience. He has also taken on a role as a kind of ambassador for the Rhein-Main university alliance.

  • 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.

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