Tips for the upcoming week
(06 – 12 July 2017)

Thursday, 06 July 2017:  Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please let us know if […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(29 June – 05 July 2017)

Early bird announcement: Welcome Center Sommerfest at the River Side at Thursday, 06 July 2017 Last summer we spent a wonderful international potluck evening with you guys right on campus to celebrate the summer. We would like to repeat this in 2017 and invite you for a potluck evening at the Palaisgarten next close to the Marienbrücke (to have shelter in case of rain). Please bring friends, blankets, food to share and your own dishes, we will care about soft drinks (which means: bring your own beer and wine). If you like also instruments or games are very welcomed. Please […]

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, […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(15 – 21 January)

Friday, 15 January: Bandclash – Regional amateur band contest This Friday, for the 10th time in a row, the regional band contest ‘Bandclash’ is taking place. Here young bands from in and around Dresden perform on stage and the audience decides who will be the winner of the contest. The winner band will participate in the state competition in Leipzig. So if you are curious for fresh music and new talents, then enjoy this concert. Beginning: 8 p.m., Admission: € 8, How to get there: Liveclub Tante Ju, An der Schleife 1, 01099 Dresden, tram 7,8 ‘Industriegelände’ stop. http://www.liveclub-dresden.de/konzert/band-clash-regionalfinale-dresden/ Saturday, […]

Violence Intervention Training:
Don’t look away – get involved!

Everyone can find themselves a witness to a threatening or discriminating situation. Confronted with violence against or harassment of others, most of us have good intentions but only few know how to act and react courageously and deliberately. Do you? How to act in threatening situations can be learned. The TU Dresden Welcome Center is delighted to offer a training that will show you how to defuse conflicts in a non-violent way. The training consists of individual and group exercises teaching different aspects of civil courage. … How do we analyze threatening situations? … What strategies can we apply for […]

„Every Wall is a Challenge“ – International researchers on excursion in Poland (7-9 Nov. 2014)

Looking on 9 November from a historical perspective it is a meaningful date not only for Germans. There are two major events that took place in history that day: the Kristallnacht 1938 and the Fall of the Wall 1989, both historical events that still have an influence on German-Polish relations nowadays. A group of 36 international and German PhD students, postdocs and guest researchers from 12 different countries, joined by the TU Dresden Welcome Center and the International Office of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences, went to Wroclaw and Krzyzowa in Poland. They started their first day visiting […]

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
(11-17 July 2014)

Friday, July 11th: Cuban Night in Hellerau The “Jazztage Dresden Festival” presents a night full of music and rhythm! You will hear Cuban music on world-class level from Classic meets Cuba, Habana Tradicional and Olvido’s Latin Funk. You also get the chance to learn salsa – and dance it, of course! Other lively Cuban music styles will be played, too, such as Bolero, Merengue or Cha Cha. Beginning:  6.00 p.m. Admission: 20-44€ (please buy tickets in advance) How to get there: TRAM line 8, bus line 72 stop “Am Hellerrand” www.jazztage-dresden.de/de/programm/veranstaltung/kubanische_nacht Saturday, July 12th: Modern Dance Performance by Akram Khan […]

Upcoming social events Wednesday, Thursday and Friday

WEDNESDAY – Guided tour on historic campus Dresden When? Wednesday, June 25th, 5 – 6:30 p.m. Where? Hörsaalzentrum der TU Dresden, Bergstraße, Dresden, Deutschland (https://goo.gl/maps/Up0D7) The historic walking tour gives a view of the growth and development of the Technical University, from the modest beginnings as a Technical School in a small garden pavilion at Brühlsche Terrasse to the modern campus university as it presents itself today. It provides historic background information about the buildings on the main campus, points out art-in-architecture on the way and names some of the important historical teaching collections that are being preserved by the […]

Tips for the upcoming week
(7 – 13 June 2014)

Dear internationals, this time the outgoing tips for the upcoming week are a little early due to an issue related congress in Zürich the Welcome Center is able to join. According to that we will be closed this Friday and back for you on Tuesday, right after the bank holiday on Monday. Have a wonderful long weekend! Friday, June 06th : “Angoloscuro” – Modern Dance by The Forsythe Company “Angoloscuro”, performed by the Forsythe Company leads the viewer into a microcosm of decay and the body’s darkly comic corruption. In a space dominated by the visceral utterances of the body’s […]