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.
Due to the coronavirus we are available only via phone or e-mail.
Currently all our events are cancelled.
German courses will be postponed and new payment dates will be announced later.
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 (email@example.com) Further information: https://ddcwelcome.de/philippschwartz/
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 IraqGuest Researcher at TU Dresden
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 IndiaPhD student at HZDR
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
Good people, We would love to keep on giving you great tips on what you can do in Dresden. But unfortunately Corona restricts us all. Therefore here is our hint and request to you: Stay at home as much as possible! Avoid social (physical) contacts. Wash your hands excessively. If you can’t stand it at home anymore: go for a walk. But please don’t get infected and take care of yourself. If you have any questions regarding your stay, accommodation or anything else, the best way to contact us is via mail. We continue to work from home, so […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) On 8 March, there is celebrated the International Women’s Day. It originated as an initiative of socialist organisations in the period before the First World War in the struggle for equal rights, the right to vote for women and the emancipation of female workers and took place for the first time on 19 March 1911. Since 1921 it has been celebrated annually on 8 March. In 1975, the United Nations designated it as United Nations Day for Women’s Rights and World Peace and for the first time held a celebration on 8 March […]
What’s On In Dresden? (Photo: M. Hultsch) Alaaf! It’s the time of Karneval: Carnival, Shrove Tuesday, Fassenacht, Fasnacht, Fasnet, Fasching, Fastabend, Fastelovend, Fasteleer or fifth season are the names given to the customs with which the time before the forty-day period of fasting is celebrated. Fasting begins on Ash Wednesday and serves to prepare for Easter. The “Karnival” is celebrated in very different ways: Carnival parades, music, masks and costumes. Carnival in Latin America has developed a very independent vitality, for example at the Oruro Carnival or the Carnival in Rio. Well known are also the carnival in Venice, in […]