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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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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 IndiaPhD student at HZDR
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
General tip for the upcoming weeks: 27th Annual Intercultural Days (24.09. – 08.10.2017) Dirk Hilbert, the Major of Dresden introduces the program of this year’s intercultural days as follows: It is wrong to think of integration as a one-way street. It is also wrong to think of integration as a new phenomenon. Believing that integration will not work, reduces everybody’s courage. The slogan for this year’s Intercultural Days – Diversity created together – calls for a conscious effort to act and is an appeal to the creativity of each individual, not just that of the immigrants. We all must do […]
Thursday, 14. September 2017: Logan Lucky (movie in original version) Trying to reverse a family curse, brothers Jimmy (Channing Tatum) and Clyde Logan (Adam Driver) set out to execute an elaborate robbery during the legendary Coca-Cola 600 race at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. Beginning: 8 p.m; Admission: €7; How to get there: Rundkino Dresden, Prager Straße 6, 01069 Dresden; TRAM 3,7,8,9,11 ‘Walpurgisstraße’ stop. More information: www.cineplex.de/filmreihe/ov-englische-version/1098/dresden/ Friday, 15 September 2017: Akkustik Rock Trio (concert) The ART (arkustik rock trio) is interpreting old and new rock and pop songs in their very own way. They pay extra attention on their […]
This Thursday the Welcome Center hosted an event arranged by intap – the international talent project for Dresden. Quickly the places filled up as many international researchers were interested to hear how intap could help their career in the outside-academia world. About 30 international students, PhD students, Postdocs or their partners were listening to Therése Stoll, project manager of intap, and Sarah Kern, HR consultant of Infineon. Work contracts or scholarships can end and it is not always possible to extend them. Many internationals settled down in Dresden, got familiar with the Saxons and would love to stay here […]