Tips for the upcoming week
(Friday 19 to Thursday 25 September)

Friday, 19 September: Wine Festival at Katy’s Garage To start the weekend you can come to Katy’s Garage after work. At 5 p.m. there will be a wine tasting in the beer garden outside of Katy’s. You get the chance to try different regional wines. Additionally there will be a concert by the folk band “Trojka” in the evening. Their catchy melodies will bring you in the right mood for the weekend. Beginning: 5 p.m. -10 p.m.; Admission: free; How to get there: Katy’s Garage, Alaunstraße 48, 01099 Dresden. TRAM 7,8 stop ‘Louisenstraße ‘;TRAM 13 stop ‘Görlitzer Straße‘. Saturday, […]

2-for-1 Vouchers September 2014 for Königstein Fortress!

“Spieglein, Spieglein an der Wand, wer ist die Schönste im ganzen Land?“ – „Mirror, mirror on the wall, who is the fairest of them all?“ Many of you may know this quote from the Brothers Grimm’s fairy tale “Snow White”, where a vain and evil queen repeatedly asks her magic mirror about the most beautiful one in her kingdom, only to find that it is always Snow White, the daughter of the earlier queen, and not herself. Taking up the motto, “the fairest of them all” (in German: “Die Schönste im ganzen Land”), the Fortress of Königstein in Saxon Switzerland […]

New qualification program for doctoral candidates and postdocs

Check out new offers for the upcoming semester provided by TU Dresden Graduate Academy! You´ll find: Towards the PhD … seminars and workshops offer support in all different stages of the doctoral phase. Professional in Science … focuses on developing transferable skills for scientific work, which are required to manage the broad spectrum of tasks related to everyday research work. Management & Leadership … courses enable young researchers to assume management responsibility and take over leading positions in different work contexts. Career Development … … workshops deal with questions of planning the academic career and support doctoral candidates and postdocs […]

Did you know…? TU Dresden Welcome Center offers Farewell Service

The TU Dresden Welcome Center does not only organize social events, weekend trips and language courses, but also assists internationally mobile researchers and their families in all relocation related issues. We provide information on visa and residence permit, insurances and child benefit, kindergarten and school, home search and other formalities. We do not only explain the newcomers what to do, but accompany them to the authorities or flat viewings and help completing forms. To make your start as smooth as possible, we offer detailed checklists, information material and consultation hours as well as our Welcome Tour and the Welcome Bag, […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(22 – 28 August 2014)

  Friday, 22 August: Concert by Fredrik Kinbom (Sweden) Fredrik Kinbom is a Swedish lap steel slide guitarist, songwriter and singer who is attracting a steadily growing number of fans through his very personal brand of music, cinematic moods and intimate live shows. Fredrik mainly plays the lap steel guitar, but the way he plays it sounds nothing like the Hawaiian or country sound most people would associate with the lap steel. He really creates his own sonic universe. Beginning: 9.00 p.m.; Admission: 5€; How to get there: Blue Note, Görlitzer Straße 2b, 01099 Dresden. TRAM 13 stop ‘Görlitzer Straße‘. […]

TUDIAS Language Courses Winter Term 2014/2015

New TUDIAS language courses will be offered in the winter term 2014/15 for five different language levels. As there was a lot of feedback concerning the low frequency of the courses, the new language courses will be held twice a week. With two sessions per week, it is possible to finish one complete language level, provided the group focusses on this objective. Please note that in order to guarantee for a productive working atmosphere the group size is limited to 16 participants per course. Register early to secure your place. German learners of the levels A1, A2 and B1, B2 […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 August 2014)

Friday, 15 August: Yoga in the Park At the end of the working week you can start into a relaxed weekend during a yoga session in the park at “Palais Sommer”, which is a cultural festival in the park of the Japanese Palais of Dresden. On Friday you can try different “asanas”, that’s how the different figures in yoga are called. If you don’t have a yoga mat you can rent one and leave an identification document as a deposit. Beginning: 6 p.m.; Admission: Free; How to get there: Japanisches Palais, Palaisplatz 11, 01097 Dresden. TRAM 4,9 stop ‘Palaisplatz’. […]

Event report: (Not Quite) Splash-proof? Rafting on the Elbe

Last Saturday, 5 July 2014, a group of internationals from the various research institutes in Dresden spent an exciting and adventurous day on the stream, as we ventured on a 20-kilometers-long rafting tour down the Elbe from Pirna to Dresden-Johannstadt. Meeting point was the tourist information at the main station at 10 a.m. and from there we took public transport (suburban train S1 to Bad Schandau) to Pirna. Getting off at Pirna station, we decided to make use of a few spare minutes and take a quick detour through the city center of Pirna to admire the beautiful facades of […]

Welcome Center goes Northern Europe – and comes back with plenty of ideas!

Welcome Centers and International Offices at German Universities and Research Centers benefit from a huge European network: EURAXESS Germany not only provides information and assistance to mobile researches, it also supports us with latest information about integration issues and the possibility to get to know colleagues in other European countries. Recently, the TU Dresden Welcome Center staff applied for a Study Visit in Scandinavia and was able to meet various people from the universities of Aarhus, Lund and Oslo to exchange ideas about integration, housing, alumni, dual career services, talent transfer, marketing, and so on. We also got the chance […]

For PhD and PostDocs only: TUDIAS Language Courses Summer 2014

We are happy to announce a range of TUDIAS language courses for the summer semester break. There will be courses at three different levels: German learners of the levels A1, A2 and B1 are invited to register for a German course starting on 28 July 2014 and lasting until 29 September 2014. Please register via e-mail to this address:, providing your name, e-mail address and matriculation number or supervisor’s name. Each course costs 25 Euro per person. Due to the DAAD co-funding only PhD students and PostDocs can take part in these courses.  Overview of the course times: Mondays, […]