Welcome to Dresden!
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.
Monday - Friday | 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Please make an appointment in advance!
Due to the public holidays the day before we're keeping the Welcome Center closed on 4 October and 1 November 2019.
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) Further information: https://ddcwelcome.de/philippschwartz/
What our researchers say
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 IndiaPhD student at TU Dresden
I really feel that this is my home and my best time is the time I get to spend with my German families. When I came here I only had one family in Iraq but now I belong to many German families. Wearing a headscarf has never been a problem, neither my religion nor my skin color. Still people smile at me, still people support me, still the TU Dresden ist offering chances, and most important, still knowledge has no borders of nationality here.
Iman from IraqGuest Researcher at TU Dresden
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
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) Happy St. Martinsday! Every year around the 11 November, mainly children with colorful lanterns wander through the streets singing Martins- and lanternsongs like “Laterne, Laterne“. But who was Saint Martin, who is remembered every year – especially in Catholic regions – with Martin’s processions and roast goose? According to legend, Martin was a Roman soldier, who rode past a starving and freezing beggar on a cold winter’s day. He felt so sorry for the man that Martin shared his warm coat with the sword and gave the beggar a half. In the night […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) We hope you enjoyed the first week of November, had lots of arty-moments at the “Kreativmesse”! Tips for the weekend The 15th International Film Festival for Human Rights and Development “MOVE IT!” will take place from 7 – 13 November. Lots of exciting films await you there, some of them in English, as well as films, concerts, discussions, and conversations. Don’t miss the festival! It’s well worth a visit. On Thursday there will be a grand opening with champagne and a party. Perfect to get in touch with people. If you like soccer […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) We hope you enjoyed a good Halloween Party, have not been too scared and had lots of sweets =) Tips for the weekend This time of the year is perfect to get creative. It gets dark early and since it is cold outside, make yourself comfortable at home and do some handicrafts. You can find the necessary inspiration and materials at the “Kreativmesse Dresden“, a trades fair all around creative ideas offering workshops or, if you are not very creative yourself, you can just buy from creative people. Maybe you have already started […]