The foundation of Hessen's strong economy is the excellent education and training system. This includes not only well-known universities, but also application-oriented universities and training facilities. Well-trained experts are the cornerstone of our economic growth.
Ready for the Future
Hessen is an important location for science, research and development. In no other state does such a high proportion of the population work in this field. Apart from the 31 universities (and universities of applied sciences), there are around 40 technology and start-up centres that reflect the impressive innovative strength of the region.
With 8 Max-Planck-Institutes, 8 Frauenhofer Institutes and more than 50 other research institutes, Hessen has both expertise and creativity. Highly-qualified and motivated employees who are committed to life-long learning make Hessen so attractive for business.
Have you ever seen a number with so many decimal places? Get to know Pi - a number still holding a lot of secrets.
Learn more about Pi at the Mathematikum in Giessen - the world's first mathematical science center.
More than 170 exhibits open a new door to mathematics. Visitors of all ages and educational backgrounds experiment: they solve puzzles, build bridges, stand in a giant soap bubble, see themselves infinite times in a mirror and much more.