The state of Hessen is rich and diverse in science and culture. This is reflected in the work and tasks carried out by the Hessen State Ministry of Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
Hessens institutions of higher education provide first-class research and teaching. Here you will find everything you need to know about studying and training in Hessen as well as the latest news from the institutions of higher education and non-university research facilities. Hessen, the state of the sciences, has not only institutions of higher education, but is also home to many highly competitive, non-university research facilities. Hessens state government sees the promotion of education, research, and the sciences as the most important investment in the future. As such, the state government supports closer cooperation between institutes of research and institutions of higher education.
Hessen has a great deal to offer in the way of culture. There is simply much more to discover and experience here than Hessens three state theatres and its numerous cultural events. The state museums, libraries, and archives hold internationally recognised treasures. Our castles, palaces, and gardens, as well as the sites listed in UNESCOs Cultural Heritage of Humanity, are well worth a visit. In addition to preserving historical sites, we are also responsible for promoting artists and supporting all facilities connected to the arts. A unique example is the documenta, an exhibition of modern art, which is held every five years.