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

For a first overview we recommend to have a look at our Welcome Guide.

DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
Phone: +49-351-463 34009
E-Mail: welcome.center@tu-dresden.de
Facebook: www.fb.com/welcomecenter.DDc

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

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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.

The Philipp-Schwartz-Initiative for Scholars at Risk

The Philipp Schwartz Initiative was launched by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation together with the Federal Foreign Office and enables universities, universities of applied sciences and non-university research institutions in Germany to award fellowships for research stays to researchers at risk. The DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden is responsible for the application of the TUD as well as for the execution of the project and supports hosts and researchers alike. All chairs are hereby invited to address candidates known to them or to express interest as hosts. The deadline for applications is 13 September. At best, please report suitable candidates by 9 August 2019, as they will have to pass through various testing authorities before such an application can be submitted. Information on the funding programme: http://www.philipp-schwartz-initiative.de The application for funding for the TUD and advice for applicants from DRESDEN-concept institutions will be provided by Claudia Reichert (claudia.reichert@tu-dresden.de) Further information: https://ddcwelcome.de/philippschwartz/

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 to our researchers

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
13 September – 19 September 2019

Dresden river side in autuum (photo: S. Schueckel) Friday, 13 September: Eishockey Dresdner Eislöwen On Friday there is the first matchday of the new season in Eishockey. The Dresdner Eislöwen play against EV Landshut. On Friday 20.9. will be the next match played in the modern EnergieVerbund Arena. The season has just started! Beginning: 7:30 pm.; Admission: 14 €; How to get there: EnergieVerbund Arena; TRAM 10 ‘Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt’ stop; TRAM 6, 11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop; TRAM 1, 2 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop. More information (German): www.eisloewen.de/preise Saturday, 14 September: Frozen Records As early as 1923 the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy worked […]

What’s On in Dresden 6 September – 12 September 2019

Friday, 6 September: 5th Meißen Choir Festival This weekend, be sure to plan a visit to the beautiful neighbouring city of Meißen as the city hosts the fifth edition of its annual choir festival. A visit to Meißen in itself is already worth it as the city is home to Germany’s oldest castle as well as to the world famous Meissen Porcelain factory, which was the first place in Europe to produce this product and has been doing so ever since 1708. All of these attractions apart, this weekend 13 stages will be set up around the city’s old town, […]

What’s On in Dresden
30 August – 5 September 2019

Friday, 30 August: “Sound of Bronkow Music Festival” THE SOUND OF BRONKOW is a three-day music festival for folk, indie and singer/songwriter around the Dresden Societaetstheater, presented by the local record label K&F Records and the Societaetstheater. 2019 is already the tenth year.  The festival basically plays on four stages, three indoor stages in the Societaetstheater and a free outdoor stage in the garden of the theater. In addition, there are occasional concerts in other venues and a festival party. Until Friday 6 pm you can buy tickets at three different box offices in Dresden: – Ticket office in the […]

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