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 we're keeping the Welcome Center closed from 23 December 2019 to 3 January 2020. Happy Holidays!
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. All chairs are hereby invited to address candidates known to them or to express interest as hosts. The deadline for applications is 29 February 2020, please report suitable candidates by 7 February 2020 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 Natalie Brindle (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 IranGuest researcher at TU Dresden
I have been living in Dresden for over 2 years now and have found that the city has lots to offer. Dresden is just the ideal size for a modern city and offers all the amenities that you could ask for, be it healthcare, education or job opportunities. The scientific landscape is exciting and an open mindset of the people implies that there are opportunities to collaborate with people from the different Max Planck Institutes as well the University campus within the city.
Virag from IndiaPost-doc at MPI CBG
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) Tips for the weekend On Saturday during the day at Weißer Hirsch, the annual handmade market takes place with a selection of small, individual traders from the region. There you will find DIY at its best: sewn goods, children’s clothes and toys, rockabilly hair accessories and vintage, ceramics, pictures and graphics. Well suited to spend the Saturday there to browse and rummage! At the moment, there’s the European championship in men – handball! So, if you like handball and want to watch a play of the Dresdeners: Saturday, in the evening, there is […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) Happy New Year, everybody! The Welcome Center wishes you a good start into the new year! We are back from our holidays and hope that you also had nice holidays, have made it through the turn of the year well and can now start the new year with new energy and joy. Tips for the weekend This week there are some great events at Groove Station! So if you don’t know the Groove Station yet, go there and get to know it! It is located in the north of Dresden, in Neustadt. Thursdays, […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) Happy New Year, everybody! The Welcome Center wishes you a good start into the new year! We are back from our holidays and hope that you also had nice holidays, have made it through the turn of the year well and can now start the new year with new energy and joy. In the meantime, the last Christmas markets have also closed. Maybe you’ve visited one or the other and tested the different Glühweine! Yummy! Tips for the weekend Do you feel like an atmospheric indie concert? The New Zealander “Tamaryn” is coming […]