Technische Universität Dresden - Knowledge builds Bridges
TU Dresden is one of the top universities in Germany and in Europe: strongly committed to research, first-rate in terms of the diversity and quality of its degree courses, and closely linked to culture, business and society. As a full-scale modern university with 14 faculties, it offers a broad and multi-faceted scientific spectrum that only few other universities in Germany are able to match. It is not merely the range of specialised subject areas, but also the focus on networking and interdisciplinarity in both teaching and research that forms the basis of TU Dresden‘s achievement potential.
In 2012, TU Dresden was identified as one of the eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany, confirming its reputation as one of the premier institutions for study and research in Germany. In addition, TU Dresden boasts two Clusters of Excellence - the “Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden“ (cfaed) and the “Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden“ (CRTD) - as well as the “Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering“ (DIGS-BB).
TU Dresden’s campus family comprises 37,000 students and approximately 7,900 employees, including more than 500 professors. Here young people and scientists from over 120 countries are engaged in studies and research activities. More than 4,400 of the students are from abroad.
The success of TU Dresden is based mainly on its collaboration with non-university-affiliated research establishments and cultural institutions within the research alliance DRESDEN-concept (Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty). This alliance aims to further showcase on an international level the excellence of research undertaken in Dresden. The partners develop and use synergies in research, education, infrastructure and administration. They coordinate their scientific strategies and identify the areas where Dresden is an international leader. They develop a joint strategy to bring leading scientists from all over the world to Dresden. This highly dynamic environment is attractive: From all over the world, young people embarking on their studies as well as prominent scientists value TU Dresden as a place for studying, researching and teaching.
TU Dresden dates back to the Technische Bildungsanstalt Dresden, founded in 1828, and is thus one of the oldest technical and academic educational institutions in Germany.