Welcome to Dresden!

We are glad that you've chosen one of our DRESDEN-concept institutes for your stay and welcome you warmly to the city of Dresden. DRESDEN-concept (DDc) is a research alliance of the TUD with a strong partnership of research and culture. Dresden has become one of the most popular research destinations in Germany, attracting researchers from all over the world to come live and work here.

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

DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden
Claudia Reichert and Maike Heinrich

Where to find us:
Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
+49-351-463 34009
welcome.center@tu-dresden.de
DDc Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our Services

Your departure

Did you fall in love with Dresden? How did you like your time in Dresden's research labs and offices? Was it what you expected? What would you have wished to be different? Before you leave we would appreciate your feedback to fine-tune our services. Finally, we would like to stay in touch with all research alumni after their stay - to create a worldwide network.

Your stay

Over the course of your stay in Dresden, many questions may arise. We will assist you in dealing with the local and public authorities and with any queries that you may have – just let us know! In addition, we organize events and excursions for international researchers to meet each other and get to know your new surroundings.

Your arrival

Do you have questions on formalities such as visa, residence and work permit, insurances and taxes? Are you looking for accommodation? The TU Dresden Welcome Center as well as the international offices of Dresden research institutes inform and support you in planning your stay 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 India

Virag from India

Post-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.

Matt from U.S.A.

Post-doc at Leibniz Institute - IFW
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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

Whenever international researchers come to the DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden office for the first time, they are asked to pin their place of origin with a little red flag onto the huge world map in the lounge. By now this map is covered with tiny red pins in 130 nations. About 55% come here as PhD students, 30% as Post-docs and another 15% as guest researchers. Overall about 70% are male and 30% female. Have a look at the chart to see where they come from.
Asia Pacific:
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Africa (Subsahara):

Our Blog

Tips for the Upcoming Week
20 April – 26 April 2018

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 […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
13 April – 19 April 2018

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. […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 April – 12 April 2018

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 […]

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