CASED Center for Advanced Security Research Darmstadt

How can current and future IT systems be sustainably secured? How does IT security enable innovation? CASED researches and develops practicable solutions for cyber security and the protection of privacy. Thanks to CASED, the attractiveness of the Darmstadt location as a place for cutting-edge research on IT security increased vastly. The German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) therefore established the European Center for Security and Privacy by Design, the largest of the three government-funded cyber security competence centres, at Darmstadt. The US enterprise Intel operates its only research laboratory in Europe at CASED. Owing to the presence of CASED, a large number of other industries have been established at the same location. In addition, the German Research Foundation (DFG) authorised the Technische Universität Darmstadt to establish the first, and to date the only, German Collaborative Research Centre for fundamental cyber security research. This again highlights the excellence of the research location. At the end of a highly competitive process, the Technische Universität Darmstadt was also awarded additional funding by the German Council of Science and Humanities for a new cyber security research building, the aim being to further strengthen the position of the Technische Universität Darmstadt.

LOEWE Research Centre


  • Technische Universität Darmstadt
  • Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology (SIT), Darmstadt
  • Hochschule Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences

Fields of study

  • Informatics
  • Electrical engineering
  • Philosophy
  • Psychology
  • Law
  • Economics
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Physics
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Funding period

2008 to 2016

Project Coordinator

  • Prof. Dr. Michael Waidner,
    Fraunhofer SIT & Technische Universität Darmstadt


  • Darmstadt

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