Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences 

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Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule Darmstadt, h_da) translates science into practice. It is one of Germany's largest and most prestigious applied sciences universities, with approximately 17,000 students. Its stellar reputation stems from a scientifically grounded, real-world approach to higher education, as well as the professional success of its graduates. Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences graduates are especially popular with HR managers in German companies. The annual "Wirtschaftswoche" rankings confirm this. Universum Global, a personnel service provider, surveyed 650 small, medium-sized, and large businesses across the country for the University Ranking 2019. They were able to choose from a total of 216 German universities of applied sciences whose graduates met their expectations particularly well. As a result, the institution is ranked among the top ten in Germany in mechanical engineering (rank 3), computer science (rank 8), electrical engineering (rank 7) and industrial engineering (rank 4). The h_da ranks particularly well in terms of practical relevance and preparation for the profession in the Centre for Higher Education Development (CHE) 2019 university ranking. As a result, students in the study courses Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering and Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, and Environmental Engineering praise the practice laboratories' excellent equipment. The h_da study courses have a clear practical orientation, where professors at h da know what they're doing. They're all professionals who understand the professional demands that their students will face in the future. Students can also test and expand what they have learned with employers in business and society during the practical professional phases of the study programs.

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