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.
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 IndiaPhD student at HZDR
The support I had before and just after my arrival in Dresden was a great help. With the help of the Welcome Center of the University, I immediately found an apartment in Dresden-Neustadt. I did not expect Dresden to be such a beautiful place.
Siavash from IranPhD student at cfaed
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
Friday, 14 June: Dresden’s Long Science Night This Friday, Dresden shows off all its most interesting and exciting scientific research areas and advancements. On this night, you have the chance to investigate what happens throughout the many different institutes in the city learning about what research is currently underway. If you yourself are not giving a presentation to visitors, then do not miss the opportunity to explore different scientific institutes, where thousands of scientists will be ready to answer questions, give presentations as well as guide visitors through lab tours. The entire program includes nearly 700 attractions, with over 100 […]
Friday, 7 June: Money For Rope When was the last time you witnessed a band with two drummers on their line-up? This is just a snippet of the many aspects that make the Australian band “Money For Rope” so unique. Spawning from the same fertile music scene that gave the world names such as Courtney Barnett as well as King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, this Melbourne band now brings out a true masterpiece of an album brimming with energetic garage, surf, rock, soul and psych. A huge mixture of genres all in one band, listening to only one of […]
Friday, 31 May: Worldwide Vegan Chalking Night Our event for Friday will surely bring back many memories for all who ever played with chalk as a child. On the night from May 31st into June 1st, over 230 cities around the world, including more than 30 in Germany will take part in the International Vegan Chalking Night. Of course, Dresden couldn’t be left out of this huge event so beginning at 8 pm people in different locations throughout the city will join forces for a night of “chalktivism”. Use the link below to find participants in a location that is […]