Tips for the upcoming week
(13 – 19 July 2017)

Thursday, 13 July 2017:  Live Scoring of Silent movies This Thursday, if the weather is not ruining it, there will be the open air festival ‘Umsonst und draußen ( for free/senseless and outside) happen. On their opening evening, they prepared something really nice: the live scoring of 2 movies. One will be ‘the discovery of slowness’ and the other one will be the ‘magical misery tour’. So don’t miss it ad enjoy your evening. Beginning: 9 p.m; Admission: free; How to get there: Umsonst und draußen festival, left behind the Freie Alternative Schule,  Stauffenbergallee 4, 01099 Dresden, BUS 64, 74 […]

Scientific Crushers
We conquered the river Elbe. Again!

For the third time in a row, international scientists from Dresden CONCEPT e.V. research institutes competed in the annual dragon boat race during the Elbhangfestival in Loschwitz. Also this year, our 21 crew members came from more than 14 nations from all around the globe. Our quest started already 2 weeks before with a first training session. There we learned the basics of how to handle this about 10 meter long ‘dragon’, which is more difficult than expected. With tired arms and some muscle pain, we were confident and excited for the real race afterwards. And finally, las Saturday afternoon, […]

Fasching – The German Carnival

The cliché of the Germans being serious all the time is well known, but in February it becomes clear just how wrong that stereotype can be: It’s time for Carnival. Granted, mostly the western and southern parts of Germany – especially the Rhineland – go absolutely crazy during the festivities but also the people in northern or eastern regions of Germany like put on their costumes and celebrate the “fifth season” of the year. That special season of merriment already begins on 11 November at exactly 11.11 a.m. and ends on “Aschermittwoch” (Ash Wednesday) of the following year with the […]

Working in Germany: Workshops & more for international students at TUD

In the winter semester 2014/15 the TU Dresden Career Service offers a special series of events for international students at TUD  centered around a potential “Career in Germany” (Arbeiten in Deutschland). It addresses questions about labor market entry in Germany such as the following: How to look for job offers in Germany effectively What are German job application standards? How is the application process structured? How to best present your skills and abilities What happens during a job interview? What working culture you may come across in your new job The event series comprises workshops and coaching sessions on select dates throughout October, November and […]

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 […]

Tipps for the upcoming week
(13 – 18 June 2014)

Friday, June 13th – Sunday, June 15th: Bunte Republik Neustadt or BRN The “Colorful Republic of Neustadt” is by far the most popular event for the alternative scene with various concerts and a great supply of eating and drinking. Enjoy the festival during the day as well as at night. Starts Friday 4 p.m. / Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m. How to get there: TRAM lines 3, 6, 7, 8, 11 stop “Albertplatz”. www.bunterepublikneustadt.de Friday, June 13th – Sunday, June 22nd: Bachfest Leipzig The Bachfest Leipzig is a traditional as well as creative festival, which focusses on the life and work […]

New event announcements

  Visit of the Saxon State Parliament In July we want to take you to the very heart of Saxon politics. We offer a guided tour at the Saxon State parliament. You will learn about the history and architecture of the Saxon State Parliament as well as the tasks and working methods of the members of the parliament. Besides this you will get to know some interesting stories about the Saxon State Parliament that probably are quite unexpected to most of us. Join us for this tour to get to know how politics works in Saxony! Day: Monday, 21st July […]

25.03.2013: “Grand Budapest Hotel” at Thalia Cinema

This is an activity from our Volunteer-Program, which is also open for family and friends of our international scientists: Type of Event: Excursion Date: 25.03.2014 Location: Thalia Cinema Dresden Organizer: Welcome Center TU Dresden Contact: young.researchers@mailbox.tu-dresden.de This is an event for cineastics! We plan to visit the new movie of Wes Anderson. He is famous for his rather bizarre humour and his filsm often portray outsiders or minor figures of society. “Grand Budapest Hotel” recounts the adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his […]

06.04.2014: Bike Tour to Schloss Wackerbarth + Wine-Tasting

Meeting point is the Welcome Center at 11.00 a.m. at April 6th. We go by bicycle to Schloss Wackerbarth in Radebeul. In your Welcome Center package you got a voucher for a guided tour and wine tasting at Schloss Wackerbarth. If you still have this, please bring it. There will be a possibility to use it! Tickets are also available for 11€ p.p.(children 7-15 years 5,5€; under 7 years the entrance is free). If you would like to participate, but drink something non-alcoholic instead, please let us know. We can order some juice instead of wine. Alternatively you could just […]