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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
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What our researchers say
If you have just arrived in Dresden and don’t know too much about the city, people or TU Dresden, I can assure you that the best place to start is TU Dresden Welcome Center. It will simply become a great part of your happy moments during the education in Germany. I dedicate this verse from Persian poet Hafiz to the Dresden:
May your goodness always increase
And your smiling face never cease.
Mitra from IranGuest researcher at TU Dresden
I can understand your concerns with respect to living in Dresden as a foreigner. However, I can assure you that Dresden is safe. I stayed in Dresden between April 2012 and October 2012, and I returned to the city in March 2014 with my family. My two children now attend Kindergarten in Dresden. Never once has anyone of us encountered anything of racist or xenophobic nature. Refreshingly, most of the PEGIGA protests are countered by even bigger protests under the banner ‘Dresden for All, All for Dresden.’ I have lived in Berlin and Potsdam for my Masters degree. Apart from the fact that there are more foreigners in Berlin, I see no difference between Dresden and Berlin or Potsdam in terms of how they receive foreigners. Germans are more open-minded than they are made to seem – of course, there are a few extremists, just like you’ll find in any other country! Feel safe and come and enjoy ‘our’ beautiful city.
Benji from GhanaPhD student at Leibniz Institute - IOER
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
Thursday, 16 November: The Big Sick (Movie – German Premiere) Kumail is a Pakistani comedian who meets an American graduate student named Emily at one of his stand-up shows. As their relationship blossoms, he soon becomes worried about what his traditional Muslim parents will think of her. When Emily suddenly comes down with an illness that leaves her in a coma, Kumail finds himself developing a bond with her deeply concerned mother and father. The movie is written and loosely based on the stories of Emily V. Gordon and Kumail Nanijani and stars Nanijani playing himself. At its premiere at the […]
Thursday, 09 November: Jazz plus Suppe/Soup (Music and Foos) With the weather already a little cold and gray, you may be feeling a bit down; hopefully some jazz on Thursday evening can bring up your spirits and some warm soup can bring up your temperature! With Gabriel Rosenbach on the trumpet and Johanna Summer playing the piano, this duo plays Jazz-standards with electronic sounds mixed in. All along, the focus is on creativity and good communication between the musicians. Music begins at 8 p.m. but feel free to arrive earlier and enjoy some soup as well as drinks, served from […]
Once the last summer days have passed and the nights become longer – and the weather not as nice – it’s the perfect time to enjoy good movies. For us, a good movie should be entertaining, but it should also provide something to think about. Do you agree? Great, then we’d like to introduce you to the “MOVE IT! Filmfestival”. The festival The festival’s focus is what makes it so special: Since 2004, the latest national and international documentary and feature films relating to topics of human rights and development are shown. It was founded by Akifra e.V., an organization […]