Hessen has a great deal of culture to offer and has a rich cultural heritage: palaces, gardens, and natural sites in addition to state theatres, museums, libraries, and archives. Hessen attaches great importance to the upkeep and maintenance of this heritage.
The State of Hessen is situated in the heart of the Federal Republic of Germany and is home of some of the country's leading universities and research institutes, all of which are within easy reach of Frankfurt am Main, Germany's financial and banking centre.
HEUREKA - Four billion euros to modernize universities in Hessen
The bar has been set high for HEUREKA, an investment program designed to renovate and expand centers of higher education in Hessen. “The most modern university campuses in Germany will be built right here in Hessen” said former Governor Roland Koch at the start of the program in March 2007.
Hessen’s state government regards the promotion of higher education, research, and the science as the most important investment in the future. The largest portion of this investment goes into research carried out at the institutions of higher education.