Welcome to Dresden!
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May your research stay in our city become one of the best experiences in your life! Wishing you a great time in Dresden,
– Maike Lindner & Claudia Reichert
What can we do for you?
Who we work for
What our researchers say
If I try to think about what I would remember ten years from now about Dresden, I can surely say TUD Welcome Center would be in top five. My romantic experience with German culture and German way of life started with people from the Welcome Center, one may think it is an office dedicated to help foreign scientists but then you will miss the true essence of those people who are working here. If you miss your home you can easily find a new home within the Welcome Center comrades as they smile from deep inside while asking you ‘How may I help you?’.
Dipjyoti from India
I really feel that this is my home and my best time is the time I get to spend with my German families. When I came here I only had one family in Iraq but now I belong to many German families. Wearing a headscarf has never been a problem, neither my religion nor my skin color. Still people smile at me, still people support me, still the TU Dresden ist offering chances, and most important, still knowledge has no borders of nationality here.
Iman from IraqGuest Researcher at TU Dresden
A Message from our Rector
TU Dresden has clearly and unambiguously positioned itself towards open-mindedness and tolerance. We are grateful and proud that we at TU Dresden learn, teach, work and live together with around 5,000 international scientists and students to achieve top performances in research and teaching together. Science is international! TU Dresden thrives on interaction between foreign and German students and scientists, who are all a firm part of our university, regardless of religion and background. It was our aim, and we have succeeded, to make foreign staff and students enthusiastic about TU Dresden. 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
Where our researchers come from
Our volunteer Therése invites you to a cultural hiking trip into the Erzgebirge (ore mountains), her homeland. Enjoy rarely heard horn music, explore a castle ruin from the 12th century and join her on a three or four hour hike. The tour will take you through river valleys, across a hydro dam and offers lovely viewpoints. All the facts: When: Sunday, 16 October Meet: 8:15 a.m., latest 8:30a.m. at Dresden main station outside (where Tram 3 also stops). Bring: Hiking shoes, rain gear, warm clothes, food and beverages for a day (no shops on the trip). Tickets: Register via e-mail […]
German Universities unite to provide more support for threatened researchers
Application for supporting fellowships still open
Their countries are plagued by war, the freedom of their research is restricted or they are subject to persecution: in many parts of the world, academics are at risk. But how can we best support these researchers? Can German universities provide a safe haven for them to continue their work? In Bonn last Tuesday, 20 universities and research institutions were founding the German Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) in order to coordinate a response to these issues and draw attention to infringements of academic freedom. The SAR Germany Section represents Germany in the global Scholars at Risk […]
Fall is here – we cannot deny it anymore and that is what we learned on our trip to Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul. After weeks of beautiful sunshine and warm temperatures, today of all days our hiking day started with a lot of rain. We had to cancel our hike, but that did not stop us from getting to know the art of wine making at Schloss Wackerbarth. After a short walk from the railway station in Radebeul to our destination, we were welcomed by Fred our guide for this day. First of all he told us many interesting facts […]