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Academic programme

Seminar (course modules) and field trips

The prospects of an energy system and a whole economy relying solely on renewable energy is the topic of the 2019 Hessen International Summer University "In Transition to a Pure Green Energy Economy" at Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences.

The Hessen International Summer University Darmstadt brings together technical and business perspectives and focuses especially on three challenges on the way towards a green energy economy:

1. Transforming supply: Technology as the driver for real competitive renewable energies

2. Transforming demand: Smart homes and smart cars for smart people

3. Transforming business: Strategic impacts for business models

The programme combines scientific knowledge taught in English with hands-on experiences during field trips to companies and public institutions. Students will have the opportunity to establish valuable contacts for their future careers. To complement the classroom work, excursions to near and distant sights, cultural learning and lots of leisure activities outside the classroom are included in the programme.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.

You can earn up to 6 ECTS credit points upon successful completion of the academic courses.

German language courses

Learn the most widely spoken language in Europe! German skills can give you the edge in your global career.

The classes are planned and provided by the h_da language centre, which has long-standing experience in teaching foreign languages. You will be taught by qualified instructors of German as a foreign language who will pay special attention to your personal learning needs and interests.

ISU Darmstadt is offering a German language course that is included in the programme fee. The course is offered on different levels.  According to the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) the levels are:

Basic Level 1 (A1 CEFR)

Beginners with no knowledge of German

Basic Level 2 (A2 CEFR)

Students with little knowledge of German

Intermediate Level 1 (B1 CEFR)

Students with a basic knowledge of German

You will be placed in the level suitable to your background.

Courses on higher levels can be offered on demand.

For a detailed description of the different language levels and self-assessment check the europass-website.

Please find detailed module descriptions on the right-hand side.

More Information


Ms. Jessica Mayer
Max-Planck-Straße 2
64807 Dieburg
Office: F01, 110
Phone: +49.6151.16-39285

Hessen:ISU 2019 Schedule