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 was founded in 2015 and 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.


  • Innovation through regional cooperation – this was the motto of the Rhine-Main Universities Day 2023. With the theme “Region Matters for U – shaping innovative science together in the Rhine-Main region”, the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) addressed one of their key objectives, as their strategic focus is not only on cooperations with external players, but also on increased participation of the RMU members. More than 200 participants, from various departments of the Rhine-Main Universities as well as from non-university research institutes, attended the event which was held on behalf of the RMU by the Technical University of Darmstadt on the university’s Lichtwiese Campus.

  • The Technical University of Darmstadt invites Early Career Researchers of the Rhine-Main University Alliance (RMU) to the networking event „Darmstadt – City of Science“ on 13 December 2023. The event includes a guided tour at European Space Agency (ESA/ESOC) and an audio-guided Science Tour in Darmstadt.

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