Welcome to Dresden!
Universities, colleges, research institutes and companies involved in research and development can be found in all parts of the city. Short distances foster co-operation and interaction. More than 40,000 young people and postgraduates study in Dresden – a constant stimulus that drives the city. May your research stay in our city become one of the best experiences in your life! Wishing you a great time in Dresden
Who we work for
What our researchers say
I have been living in Dresden for over 2 years now and have found that the city has lots to offer. Dresden is just the ideal size for a modern city and offers all the amenities that you could ask for, be it healthcare, education or job opportunities. The scientific landscape is exciting and an open mindset of the people implies that there are opportunities to collaborate with people from the different Max Planck Institutes as well the University campus within the city.
Virag from IndiaPost-doc at MPI CBG
I love Dresden! I think it is the perfect size to support a vibrant and dynamic community. There is an interesting mix of old and young (buildings, people, ideas) that keeps you on your toes. I don’t know exactly what the future holds for me, but I wish I could stay in Dresden forever.
Matt from U.S.A.Post-doc at Leibniz Institute - IFW
A Message from our Rector
The research alliance DRESDEN-concept has clearly and unambiguously positioned itself for open-mindedness and tolerance. We are grateful that we, at DRESDEN-concept, learn, teach, work and live together with several thousand international researchers and students to achieve top performances in both research and teaching. Science and knowledge are international and not subject to national, cultural or religious backgrounds! DRESDEN-concept thrives on the interaction between our foreign and German members, who are all a non-negotiable part of our research alliance. We have achieved our aim of making foreign staff and students enthusiastic about their chosen DRESDEN-concept institution, at which they came to work and study. Now I see it as our duty to ensure that they experience Dresden as a charming city and a great place to live. Come and join us, we look forward to seeing you here!- Prof. Dr.-Ing. habil. Hans Müller-Steinhagen | Chairman of the Executive Board of DRESDEN-concept and Rector of TU Dresden
Where our researchers come from
Friday, 20 April: A Wall is a Screen As part of the 30 International Short Film Festival, another international event is making its way to Dresden. Originating in Hamburg, “A Wall is a Screen” travels through large cities around the world, using large exposed walls in busy areas to transform public spaces into open-air movie theatres! In Dresden, the meeting point will be next to the Rundkino on the Prager Straße. From there, projectors will be set up throughout the city centre and big walls will come to life with short movies. Of course, which walls will be used is […]
Friday, 13 April: Regular’s Table As the week reaches an end, there is nothing better than heading out to one of the cafes in the Neustadt and enjoying a nice evening with friends. If you are interested in checking out a new location, join Gustavo & Konrad at “Café Blumenau” in the Dresden-Neustadt! This cosy and absolutely gorgeous café and bar has won several awards for “most creative cuisine” and also convinces with its wide variety of drinks, beers and other beverages. We will be there from 7 p.m., but you are welcome to come by whenever you feel like. […]
Friday, 6 April: Zeitsprünge X (Exhibition) Until 29 April, a different yet quite interesting exposition will be on show at the palace in Dresden’s Großer Garten. The students coursing the 7th semester at the city’s renowned art school, the Hochschule für Bildende Künste, will be presenting the results of this year’s main costume design student project. The students were given the task to intererpret and design a historical outfit based either on a model or their own drafts. The outcome includes traditional clothing spanning from the 16th up to the early 20th century including the dresses of Queen Louise of […]