Department of Social Sciences


Summer School for Sustainability 2021

The University of Gothenburg announces their first Summer School for Sustainability in July 2021.

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Start of the semester with new courses

Have a look at our new courses!


Everybody needs someBUDDY

Dear h_da student, if you would like to help the international students who will be coming to Darmstadt in October to begin their (exchange) studies…


Welcome to the Department of Social Sciences

More and more students are going abroad. Rightly so! 

Studying abroad opens new horizons and changes the way you see the world. Exploring a new country and culture opens your perspectives and deepens your insight on your own and another culture. 

You improve your language and social skills and gain in-depth understanding into different ways of life. You make new friends for life and can increase your confidence in yourself and others.

Furthermore, stays abroad are becoming vital recruitment criteria for employers. Needless to say. It is a “win-win” –situation for all.

Our faculty covers a broad spectrum in the fields of society, economics, law, politics, technology, science and culture. In addition to the courses of study, we would like to mention the cross-curricular accompanying course in Social and Cultural Sciences (SuK), which has been an integral part of student education at the h_da since 1972. The language centre of the h_da is also located under our "roof". It is open to all students and supports the acquisition of language and intercultural skills. Our department has a total of more than 800 students, studying in the following courses:

Why you should study in Darmstadt

Additional Information

Related links

International Office - H_da
If you have any general questions:


Prof. Dr. Nicola Erny
Fachbereich GW

Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt
Office: A12, 309

Nicola Erny

Department Office

Gisa Bengel

Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt
Office: A12, 322


Coordination and strategic development

Prof. Dr. Katrin Döveling

Haardtring 100
64295 Darmstadt
Office: A12, 3.04

Katrin Döveling

Responsibilities/Area of responsibility: Internationalization of the department, coordination and strategic development. If you have any questions regarding the individual programs, please contact the responsible colleagues of the programs.