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
If you have just arrived in Dresden and don’t know too much about the city, people or TU Dresden, I can assure you that the best place to start is TU Dresden Welcome Center. It will simply become a great part of your happy moments during the education in Germany. I dedicate this verse from Persian poet Hafiz to the Dresden:
May your goodness always increase
And your smiling face never cease.
Mitra from IranGuest researcher at TU Dresden
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
Dresden river side in autuum (photo: S. Schueckel) Friday, 13 September: Eishockey Dresdner Eislöwen On Friday there is the first matchday of the new season in Eishockey. The Dresdner Eislöwen play against EV Landshut. On Friday 20.9. will be the next match played in the modern EnergieVerbund Arena. The season has just started! Beginning: 7:30 pm.; Admission: 14 €; How to get there: EnergieVerbund Arena; TRAM 10 ‘Krankenhaus Friedrichstadt’ stop; TRAM 6, 11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop; TRAM 1, 2 ‘Bahnhof Mitte’ stop. More information (German): www.eisloewen.de/preise Saturday, 14 September: Frozen Records As early as 1923 the Bauhaus artist László Moholy-Nagy worked […]
Friday, 6 September: 5th Meißen Choir Festival This weekend, be sure to plan a visit to the beautiful neighbouring city of Meißen as the city hosts the fifth edition of its annual choir festival. A visit to Meißen in itself is already worth it as the city is home to Germany’s oldest castle as well as to the world famous Meissen Porcelain factory, which was the first place in Europe to produce this product and has been doing so ever since 1708. All of these attractions apart, this weekend 13 stages will be set up around the city’s old town, […]
Friday, 30 August: “Sound of Bronkow Music Festival” THE SOUND OF BRONKOW is a three-day music festival for folk, indie and singer/songwriter around the Dresden Societaetstheater, presented by the local record label K&F Records and the Societaetstheater. 2019 is already the tenth year. The festival basically plays on four stages, three indoor stages in the Societaetstheater and a free outdoor stage in the garden of the theater. In addition, there are occasional concerts in other venues and a festival party. Until Friday 6 pm you can buy tickets at three different box offices in Dresden: – Ticket office in the […]