First Day of the RMU
Well visited event on Campus Westend in Frankfurt
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 German Research Foundation (DFG) is investing around 24 million euros in the extension of two joint Collaborative Research Centres (SFBs) of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU). This will enable the RMUs to continue their fundamental research into selective autophagy and the physics of atomic nuclei. The DFG’s two Collaborative Research Centres will now be funded for another four years.
In his bachelor thesis in the Measurement and Sensor Technology division, Felix Herbst developed a robot and manufactured it using 3D printing. Combined with a hollow needle, into the tip of which Sonja Wismath integrated a force sensor in her bachelor thesis, this results in a robot that is used as a surgical assistant in the Biomedical Engineering cooperative degree programme (between Technische Universität Darmstadt and Goethe University Frankfurt) and is currently being further developed by master student Dennis Roth. A successful project by students for students.