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 - Friday | 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

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 Iraq

Iman from Iraq

Guest Researcher at TU Dresden

I love Dresden! I think it is the perfect size to support a vibrant and dynamic community. There is an interesting mix of old and young (buildings, people, ideas) that keeps you on your toes. I don’t know exactly what the future holds for me, but I wish I could stay in Dresden forever.

Matt from U.S.A.

Matt from U.S.A.

Post-doc at Leibniz Institute - IFW
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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

Tips for the Upcoming Week 20 July – 26 July 2018

(Photo: Gerhard Aust) Friday, 20 July: Kupus at Wilbert’s Café & Bar Under the motto “Balkan sounds…more or less”, Kupus has been impressing audiences with their out of the ordinary musical style since 2013. When first listening to their music one might think they are just another band playing Balkan style music, with a traditional violin, accordion, and percussion. However, once the saxophone starts playing along with sounds from a synthesizer, it soon becomes clear that this isn’t your traditional Balkan band. Mixing in styles such as jazz, pop, and even hip-hop, this band creates a kind of music which […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
13 – 19 July 2018

Friday, 13 July: Organ Concert with Alphorns   A city with so many beautiful churches such as Dresden naturally also contains many beautiful organs. Organ concerts may be found nearly on a weekly basis in Saxony’s capital and are truly a calming experience for the soul. This week, the Martin-Luther Church in the Dresden Neustadt welcomes guests to a so-called “Organ Concert Plus”, featuring Alphorns, an unusual wind instrument typical to the Alps. The Alphorn consists of a straight several meter long wooden natural horn of conical bore and is connected to a wooden cup-shaped mouthpiece. This abnormally large instrument is […]

Tips for the Upcoming Week
6 July – 12 July 2018

Friday, 6 July: Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra This Friday, the Utrecht Student Choir and Orchestra (USKO for short), a Dutch ensemble consisting of 120 enthusiastic musicians from the University of Utrecht, will perform Johann Sebastian Bach’s “Hohe Messe in h-Moll” in the Auferstehungskirche in Dresden. The USKO holds a unique place within the Dutch classical music scene due to its large choir and orchestra and the high quality of its performances, combined with the youthfulness (ages 17 – 29) and enthusiasm of its members, who are brought together by their passion for classical music. The work to be performed […]

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