All on Board – towards Excellence
Full Steam for Science

  DRESDEN-concept cordially invites (young) researchers of all DDc-partners to the: DRESDEN-concept Science Cruise on Thursday, 17 August 2017. The Elbe ship “MS August der Stark” will be loaded with the smartest minds, starting at 5.30pm and will set sail at 6pm. The cruise will take you through the calm waters of the Dresden Elbe all the way to Pillnitz and will then return to habour of the “City of Excellence”. Not only will State Minister Dr. Stange hold a speech, but your culinary well-being will also be catered for. Finger food and the cruise are included in the ticket […]

Tips for the upcoming week
11 – 17 May 2017

Thursday, 11 May: Music to fall in love (music in Russian language) The protagonist is the Express-Band. They can be very versatile: you can hear them playing jazz music, chamber orchestra, or you can see them performing with singers or with dancers. The founder and leader of the band is Alexander Hofmann, a talented composer, director, musician and scriptwriter. The band has already performed in many occasions and they often accompany the Music theater Expression. This time the concert will be in Russian language…aren´t you curious? Beginning: 7 p.m.; Admission: €10, reduced tickets €8; How to get there: Theaterhaus Rudi, […]

A warm welcome for the newcomers…despite the cold weather!

  On Thursday, 20 April, our traditional welcoming bus tour has taken place, followed by our regular’s table. International researchers from many countries have joined us, we were a beautiful group! Thanks to our guide, Günter Kieb, we have found out many interesting things about the university and the city of Dresden. Not only historical facts but also personal experiences and impressions have enriched the tour and made it even more enjoyable. Since the beginning, a friendly atmosphere has linked our international guests. Curiosity about Dresden and the other participants: everyone has told something about his/her origin and studies, the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
27 April – 3 May 2017

  Thursday, 27 April: 2001 – A Space Odyssey (Original with subtitles) Kino im Kasten offers the possibility to watch one of the films that really has to be seen! The epic science-fiction film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick, the story of a voyage to Jupiter with the sentient computer Hal that hides much deeper reflections on the human evolution. Images of this incredible space flight and soundtracks will bring you in another dimension. A must if you still haven’t seen it and a good chance to re-watch it if you already have! Beginning: 8.30 p.m.; Admission: €4, reduced […]

Tips for the upcoming week
16 – 22 March 2017

Thursday, 16 March: Chapter 5 Dresden – Ostpol bar (music concert and bar) This is one of a kind bar at the Neustadt quarter. A DDR styled ambience full of mystery and charm. In addition, this Thursday the ‘Chapter 5’ band will be the main attraction. The promise is of a night of Indie pop American acoustic folk and vintage music. The band is composed by three young students from the German city of Würzburg, which are excited to show their talent and amuse your night. Certainly a good entertainment option for this Thursday night out. Beginning: 8 p.m.; Admission […]

Tips for the upcoming week
9 – 15 March 2017

Thursday, 9 March: Ice Skating At the EnergieVerbund Arena you will have the chance to spend a funny afternoon ice skating with your family, friends, colleagues or whoever you want. You will get all the right equipment for a fee. All around the rink there are also a grandstand with plenty of seating where you can rest after the activity and enjoy the time with your beloved. Opening Hour: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. –  7:30 p.m to 9:30 p.m.; Admission: € 3.50; How to get there: EnergieVerbund Arena, Magdeburger Straße 10, 01067 Dresden TRAM 10,94 ‚ ”Weißeritzstraße” stop. More […]

Big moves!
Santander now supports TU Dresden Welcome Center

We are very happy to announce that the TUD Welcome Center, an institution of the DRESDEN-concept research alliance, is now joining the Santander Universities Germany network for the upcoming three years which allows not only to strenghen partnerships with more than thousand universities worldwide but also to enlarge some of our projects as well as our team. We will soon tell you what this year will bring, so stay tuned! Santander supports the TU Dresden in the name of Santander Universities Germany, which is part of the Global Area Santander Universities. 23 December 2016 Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, rector or the […]

Learn how to swim before summer
TUD Welcome Center offers Swimming Course in English

As we already announced in our last newsletter, we were approached by some of you asking if we could arrange swimming lessons. And here they are. Due to the limited time slots in Dresden indoor swimming pools, this course can only happen in the beginning of March, so this is a once–in-a-year opportunity for you! The course will be open for both gender and is designed for non-swimmers and by professional and experienced trainers, who usually work with internationals. The lessons will start in the early morning at 6 a.m. due to the limited spots and to ensure that you […]

Fellowship for threatened researchers
Philipp Schwartz Initiative

  Do you know researchers who are not able to do their research due to political prosecution or political unsecurity in their home countries? There is a chance to bringt them to the TUD for a two-year fully funded research stay. Last year the TUD applied for a researcher and received the fellowship fortunately. We will be glad to welcome him and his family very soon on campus. Just a few days ago another application round was announced and we ask you to spread this information. Who is eligible for a Philipp Schwartz fellowship? Threatened researchers from any academic field […]

TIPS FOR THE UPCOMING WEEK 5 – 11 JANUARY 2017

Thursday, 5 January: Blue Note Open Mic Night (Jazz Impro) Every first Thursday of the month great musicians play great songs, accompanied by a great entertainer as moderator. For singers, friends of good music and people who just like to celebrate. And if you want to be on stage yourself, check the website and maybe next month people will cheer you up! Beginning: 9 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Blue Note Dresden, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden; TRAM 13 ‘Görlitzer Straße’ stop. More information: http://www.jazzdepartment.com/bands/s/sing-sing-sing   Friday, 6 January: Love & Friendship (movie) Jane Austen’s books are always […]