Goethe University Frankfurt am Main, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, and Technical University of Darmstadt make up the RHINE-MAIN-UNIVERSITIES (RMU). The universities have a combined total of around 98,000 students and more than 1,500 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.


  • Advanced doctoral and postdoctoral students can now register for the Postdoc Career Weeks 2024 held by the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU). From 17 to 28 June, a total of 25 different events will be held. Participants will gain insights into career paths within and outside of academia, can participate in workshops and receive valuable information on funding lines. The entire program is intended to promote the exchange between participants and experienced researchers and other doctoral and postdoctoral researchers.

  • This year, the RMU weeks of equal opportunities for research associations will take place in June and July. The public opening lecture on 10 June addresses the relationship between excellence and equal opportunities. This is followed by a programme with individual workshops for scientists in research associations that include topics such as inclusive leadership, care work or visibility in science. 


Gelebte Kooperation (Auswahl)