he ICT sector in Hessen with its 9,915 enterprises generated a turnover of 32.2 BEUR in 2006. The number of enterprises increased by 6.3% compared to 2004, turnover increased by 9.3%.
The ICT sector is thus the strongest sector in Hessen (90,000 employees), e. g. compared to the machinery (64,000 employees), chemistry (64,000 employees) or automotive sector (50,000 employees). Hessen is the home base of
Hessen has roughly 30 universities, half of them offer ICT-related study courses and/or carry out ICT-oriented research.
Universities in Hessen (ranked by number of ICT professors)
1. Technische Universität Darmstadt
2. University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt
3. University of Applied Sciences Gießen-Friedberg
4. University of Applied Sciences Wiesbaden
5. Goethe-University Frankfurt
6. University of Applied Sciences Frankfurt
7. University of Applied Sciences Fulda
In total, there are over 350 full professors active in the field of ICT, over 150 of them in Darmstadt and over 50 in Frankfurt. More than half of all professors are strongly networked internationally.
Hessen is home to six nobel laureates as well as to key inventors like Johann Philipp Reis (telephone), Karl Ferdinand Braun (electron tube), Konrad Zuse (computer). There is a long list of award-winning researchers in Hessen, among them
TU Darmstadt is among the top-scoring German universities in respect to third-party funding, publications and dissertations (CHE-Ranking, 2007, Domain: Electrical Engineering and Informa-tion Technology). Recently, it was awarded with cluster of excellence in “Smart Interfaces” and a graduate school in “Computational Engineering”.
Fraunhofer Institutes in Hessen
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