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 - Thursday | 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.

Who we work for

What our researchers say

If I try to think about what I would remember ten years from now about Dresden, I can surely say TUD Welcome Center would be in top five. My romantic experience with German culture and German way of life started with people from the Welcome Center, one may think it is an office dedicated to help foreign scientists but then you will miss the true essence of those people who are working here. If you miss your home you can easily find a new home within the Welcome Center comrades as they smile from deep inside while asking you ‘How may I help you?’.

Dipjyoti from India

Dipjyoti from India

PhD student at HZDR

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 India

Virag from India

Post-doc at MPI CBG
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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 17 May – 23 May 2019

Friday, 17 May: In Many Hands (Text taken from the Hellerau website) “With “In Many Hands” the Belgian theatre artist Kate McIntosh invites her audience to test, touch, listen, search and sniff. The project gathers the audience on stage to experience  a surprising, multifaceted collection of objects in a sensual way together. “In Many Hands” is theatre from its most intense side: poetic, dramatic, curious. Kate McIntosh has already performed this unusual play at numerous theatre festivals throughout Europe. Kate McIntosh (1974) is a Brussels-based artist who practices across the boundaries of performance, theatre, video and installation. Her works often focus […]

What’s On in Dresden 10 May – 16 May

Friday, 10 May: Long Night of the Galleries and Museums Friday night is the international day to meet up with friends and either relax or party to close up a week of hard work. This week, why not invite your friends for a somewhat different program: art exhibition hopping! Starting at 6 pm, 18 museums and art galleries all throughout the Inner Neustadt’s Baroque Quartier will open their doors for the public free of charge, giving anyone the chance to check out the exhibitions on show. The event as a whole doesn’t have any particular theme, as each gallery has […]

What’s On in Dresden 3 May – 9 May 2019

Friday, 3 May: Robo vs. Sacre (Text taken from the Hellerau website) With the production “Robozee VS. Sacre”, the contemporary urban dance company Renegade takes a new and unique look at what is probably the most legendary stage work in history: “Le Sacre du Printemps”. For the premiere of the 1913 ballet, composer Igor Stravinsky and choreographer Vaslav Nijinsky not only provided a tangible stage scandal with their rapidly changing rhythms instead of gentle harmonies, stomping dancers instead of graceful lace dancing, but also marked the birth of modern dance. More than 200 choreographers have already studied the work, unforgotten […]

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