The LOEWE Center emergenCITY is an interdisciplinary research center that was established at TU Darmstadt in 2019 by decision of the Government of the Federal State of Hessen, Germany. The University of Kassel and the Philipps-Universität Marburg are partners. The center will start in January 2020.

emergenCITY aims at investigating fundamentals, methods and solutions towards the resilience of future digital cities and especially the capability of Information and Communication Technology to resist, adapt, and transform in crisis situations.

The team includes 23 professors in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, information technology, mechanical engineering, political science, history, architecture, business and law.


Structural Diagram

Coordinator: Matthias Hollick
Deputy Coordinators: Anja Klein, Michèle Knodt, Max Mühlhäuser

Manager: Anne Hofmeister


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emergenCITY is organized as an interdisciplinary and multi-site cooperation involving the university partners Technische Universität Darmstadt, Universität Kassel and Philipps-Universität Marburg. In addition, the associated partners, the Federal Office for Civil Protection and Disaster Relief (BBK) and the City of Darmstadt are also involved in the center.

LOEWE Program

LOEWE is the research promotion program of the federal state of Hessen, Germany. Established in 2008 it aims to set research policy trends and to give a sustainable boost to Hesse’s research landscape. LOEWE funds excellent research projects and especially the cooperation between academia, non-university research institutes and businesses.

LOEWE stands for “Landes-Offensive zur Entwicklung wissenschaftlich-ökonomischer Exzellenz” (state offensive for the development of scientific and economic excellence).

emergenCITY is funded in the 12th LOEWE funding period from 2020 to 2023.