University groups

University is mostly about learning. However, if you want to work on self-directed, larger projects, you have several options. On the one hand, you can take on projects on your own, but this is often a bit tedious. On the other hand, you can get together with other peers. Here you don't necessarily have to find a group of like-minded people, but you can join a university group that is in your field of interest. On this page some of these groups introduce themselves, which could be of interest to you. There is also the umbrella organization "Vereinigung der Universitätsgruppen der TU Darmstadt e.V.", in which many of the TU's university groups are involved.

University groups related to computer science

In this list you will find a compilation of university groups that have a larger computer science portion and could therefore be particularly interesting for you. Besides these, there are numerous others, for which we have linked an overview below.


TUDSaT is a student club with over 150 members divided into two projects: TRACE is a 2U CubeSat which will improve space safety using retro reflectors and laser ranging technology. Rapid is the association's rocketry project which aims to partake at EuRoC in Portugal, Europe's biggest academic rocketry event. Both teams have one thing in common: They come to life thanks to motivated students directly here at TU Darmstadt!


Sailing Team

"Technology learns to sail": That is the motto of the Sailing Team Darmstadt. Since 2008, we have been developing sailing boats that are designed to cross the Atlantic unmanned and energy self-sufficient. Autonomous sailing poses new challenges that require innovative and creative solutions. To this end, we work together in interdisciplinary teams that deal with tasks in the areas of energy supply, course finding, electronics, control engineering, mechanics, organization, software and much more.

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We are a charitable and non-profit association that is involved in all aspects of computers. Our aim is to repair and pass on computers to people in need and other charitable/non-profit associations. In this way, we want to help people in need to participate in today's information society. We also want to pass on knowledge about computers and technology through workshops and events.

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DART Racing

The TU Darmstadt Racing Team, or DART Racing for short, develops an electric racing car every year and takes part in the Formula Student. There we compete with other teams from all over Europe. We are looking for students from the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science and economics to join our team. Are you interested? Then take a look at our website:

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With regard to later professional life, unions such as IG Metall may be interesting for you. A complete overview of all university groups can be found on the official page of the TU.


Researching airplanes, building manned prototypes and then flying them - Akaflieg Darmstadt combines all of this in one university group! We have been working on gliders for over 100 years and have already built over 30 of our own manned aircraft. Students from all disciplines work together in our workshop and at the airfield. No previous knowledge is required, just enthusiasm for flying: If you are interested, just drop by our workshop, or Instagram. Translated with (free version)

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Every Tuesday and Thursday at 8:00 pm, the Filmkreis transforms the Audimax into a cinema with a huge screen and crisp sound. If two movies a week are not enough for you, you are welcome to visit us on Wednesdays at 8:30 pm in the Programmkino Rex arthouse cinema. All information, prices (spoiler: very cheap ;)) and our entire program can be found at We are happy to see you! P.S.: Many movies are shown in their original language.

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