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.
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
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.Post-doc at Leibniz Institute - IFW
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
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
Archer ar the Elbe (Pixabay license, free for use) Friday, 12 July: “Umsonst & Draußen” – outdoors & for free From 11.07. – 13.07.2019 the artderkultur e.V. together with many volunteers organizes for the 12th time the only Umsonst-&-Draußen-Festival in Saxony. The festival, which is dedicated to what the organizers call “Flanschrock” (meaning cross-over music, not fixed to one genre), will take place in front of the Garnisonskirche (Stauffenbergallee/Tannenstraße) and you will find DIY, relaxed people and many grandiose local and national bands. On Friday the festival starts at 7 p.m. (i.e. cross-genre music is played), on Saturday it starts […]
On June 22nd it was time again! For the fifth time the “Scientific Crushers” started at this year’s Dragon Boat Festival at the “Blue Wonder” in Dresden and competed against different institutions in Dresden. It was very refreshing to welcome an almost completely new team to the Elbe this year. On Saturday before the actual competition we had the opportunity to train with the team of the sports club. There we received helpful tips, most of which we tried to apply for. We realized how exhausting it can be to keep the rhythm and to push the paddle into the […]
Friday, 5 July: Mantra Singing The Sanskrit word “mantra” originates from the roots man-, which means “to think” and the suffix -tra, which means “tool” or “instrument”. Hence, the word can be directly translated as a “tool for thinking” or “an instrument of thought”. The earliest recorded mantras were composed in Sanskrit, the holy language of India which is no longer spoken today, and are over 3000 years old. Every Friday, the Mindaesthetics group Dresden invites all of those who are interested in the power of mantras to join them at the yoga café Achtsam to repeat some of these […]