The complex problems of our time require complex solutions. Therefore, we pursue an interdisciplinary approach within the three central research fields of our department, in which the specific approaches and ways of thinking of the most diverse scientific disciplines complement each other and thus open up innovative perspectives. A prerequisite for successful interdisciplinarity is excellence in one's own subject. Information on other research topics we are working on can be found on the pages of the institutes and the researchers.
Digitality is a key topic of the 21st century, encompassing all areas of science and society. In the research focus "Digital Humanities (DH)", we conduct research with and on digital data by analysing them with digital methods and techniques. Conceptual and methodological reflection as well as theory building on digitality are driven by an interdisciplinary discussion within the research focus DH at TU Darmstadt.
Climate change and the challenges it poses will confront us with crucial political and societal tasks for decades to come. In the main research area "Transformation of Energy and Climate Policy" of our department, we analyze change possibilities and processes of energy and climate policy from the local to the global level.
At the Department of History and Social Sciences at the TU Darmstadt, we offer motivated young scientists attractive working and research conditions for their personal research careers.