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The TU Dresden, the Dresden University of Technology, has gained its excellent reputation above all through achievements in engineering and the natural sciences. But the university offers a wide spectrum of studies not only in those scientific fields, but also in the humanities, the social sciences and in medicine. Key aspects of the TU Dresden research profile are:

  • Regenerative medicine and molecular bioengineering
  • Material sciences, biomaterials and nanotechnology
  • Information technology
  • Population, infrastructure, transport
  • Water, energy, environment

In addition, the TU Dresden continuously proves its research competence in numerous undertakings by the German Research Society and in outside-funded research projects initiated by both the public and the private sector. In the German Excellence Initiative the TU Dresden was to be awarded funding for a graduate school, the "Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering", and a cluster of excellence, namely the cluster "From Cells to Tissues to Therapies".


The essential basis for future-oriented and effective university teaching lies in innovative research. The research done at the TU Dresden can be characterised by:

  • high quality
  • interdisciplinarity
  • internationality
  • a close relationship between basic and application-oriented research
  • focused research areas


The TU Dresden is partner of the following Competence Centres: