Welcome to Dresden!

We are glad that you've chosen one of our DRESDEN-concept institutes for your stay and welcome you warmly to the city of Dresden. DRESDEN-concept (DDc) is a research alliance of the TUD with a strong partnership of research and culture. Dresden has become one of the most popular research destinations in Germany, attracting researchers from all over the world to come live and work here.

Universities, colleges, research institutes and companies involved in research and development can be found in all parts of the city. Short distances foster co-operation and interaction. More than 40,000 young people and postgraduates study in Dresden – a constant stimulus that drives the city. May your research stay in our city become one of the best experiences in your life! Wishing you a great time in Dresden

DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden
Claudia Reichert and Maike Heinrich

Where to find us:
Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
+49-351-463 34009
welcome.center@tu-dresden.de
DDc Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Our Services

Your departure

Did you fall in love with Dresden? How did you like your time in Dresden's research labs and offices? Was it what you expected? What would you have wished to be different? Before you leave we would appreciate your feedback to fine-tune our services. Finally, we would like to stay in touch with all research alumni after their stay - to create a worldwide network.

Your stay

Over the course of your stay in Dresden, many questions may arise. We will assist you in dealing with the local and public authorities and with any queries that you may have – just let us know! In addition, we organize events and excursions for international researchers to meet each other and get to know your new surroundings.

Your arrival

Do you have questions on formalities such as visa, residence and work permit, insurances and taxes? Are you looking for accommodation? The TU Dresden Welcome Center as well as the international offices of Dresden research institutes inform and support you in planning your stay in Dresden.

Who we work for

What our researchers say

If you have just arrived in Dresden and don’t know too much about the city, people or TU Dresden, I can assure you that the best place to start is TU Dresden Welcome Center. It will simply become a great part of your happy moments during the education in Germany. I dedicate this verse from Persian poet Hafiz to the Dresden:

May your goodness always increase
And your smiling face never cease.

Mitra from Iran

Mitra from Iran

Guest researcher at TU Dresden

Unfortunately, due to some last minute changes in the plan I could not personally come and thank you. So, I am writing this email to thank you so much! ‘Thank you’ is really a small word to express my gratitude. The job you are doing is incredible and I learned a lot about Germany from your events. If it wasn’t you, I would not have explored many regions. I already miss Dresden and the Welcome Center! I wish you a lot of success and hope the Welcome Center gets even bigger! Thank you once again!

Joshi from India

Joshi from India

PhD student at TU Dresden
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A Message from our Rector

The research alliance DRESDEN-concept has clearly and unambiguously positioned itself for open-mindedness and tolerance. We are grateful that we, at DRESDEN-concept, learn, teach, work and live together with several thousand international researchers and students to achieve top performances in both research and teaching. Science and knowledge are international and not subject to national, cultural or religious backgrounds! DRESDEN-concept thrives on the interaction between our foreign and German members, who are all a non-negotiable part of our research alliance. We have achieved our aim of making foreign staff and students enthusiastic about their chosen DRESDEN-concept institution, at which they came to work and study. 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 | Chairman of the Executive Board of DRESDEN-concept and Rector of TU Dresden

Where our researchers come from

Whenever international researchers come to the DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden office for the first time, they are asked to pin their place of origin with a little red flag onto the huge world map in the lounge. By now this map is covered with tiny red pins in 130 nations. About 55% come here as PhD students, 30% as Post-docs and another 15% as guest researchers. Overall about 70% are male and 30% female. Have a look at the chart to see where they come from.
Asia Pacific:
Europe:
North Africa and the Middle East:
North and Latin America:
Africa (Subsahara):

Our Blog

What’s On in Dresden
19 October – 25 October 2018

Friday, 19 October: Kinga Glyk Trio (Concert) Lady Wonder-Bass is on her way to Dresden for what will certainly be an unforgettable concert. The young musician from Poland is nothing shy from being an internet sensation. Her videos on social networks have views going through the roof all throughout Europe and in her home country of Poland she is already gaining fame for being one of the only frontwomen of a famous jazz band in the nation. A true musician, young, beautiful, and incredibly talented, she and her band are managing to do with jazz what others have already managed […]

What’s On in Dresden 12 October – 18 October 2018

Friday, 12 October: Guided Tour of the History of Hellerau – European Center of the Arts Take a guided journey through the exciting history and present of HELLERAU – the European Centre of the Arts. On this tour, you will learn interesting facts about the extraordinary architecture of the Festspielhaus, which was built according to plans of Heinrich Tessenow as a pioneer of modern architecture of the 20th century, as well as about the origin of the house as a rhythm school, which was founded here by Émile Jaques-Dalcroze and much more. Discover the moving stories of the Festspielhaus, a […]

What’s On in Dresden
5 October – 11 October 2018

Friday, 5 October: You and Me and the Distance Between Us The “Theaterpädagogisches Zentrum Sachsen” is a non-profit organization which was founded in 2001 with the aim of continually working towards the use of pedagogical theatre and bringing cultural education for schools around Saxony. Their newest project is an theatre performance in English , put together based on the experiences of the English actress Ellen Muriel during her time at both a Greek and a French refugee camp. Muriel makes use of theatre, puppeteering, as well as light and shadow tricks to bring the experiences of people who are stuck […]

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