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

DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Where to find us:
Nürnberger Straße 31A
01187 Dresden
+49-351-463 34009
welcome.center@tu-dresden.de
DDc Welcome Center at TU Dresden

Opening Hours:
Monday – Thursday | 10 a.m. – 12 noon.

Our Services

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 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 Iran

Mitra from Iran

Guest researcher at TU Dresden

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 from our Rector

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 11 January – 17January 2019

Friday, 11 January: Concert of the Sächsische Staatskapelle In a four-part evening, the musicians of the Staatskapelle Dresden will dedicate themselves to the work of the current Capell composer Peter Eötvös. A broad cross-section of his oeuvre – from solo pieces to ensemble works – corresponds with works by Domenico Scarlatti, Claude Debussy or Ludwig van Beethoven, who have an important influence on the work of Peter Eötvös. In addition to the musical impressions, the composer will give insights into his work. The Staatskapelle Dresden may seem at first glance like just another common orchestra like any other, however, it […]

What’s On in Dresden – End of 2018, Beginning of 2019

As the end of the year approaches, it is time to look back and reflect on the moments that made the year so special. What defined 2018, what were its most important, most happy or sad moments of the year for you? Perhaps 2018 marked your move to Germany, the beginning of a journey towards a doctorate degree or perhaps it was the year you finally managed to learn the what once seemed impossible language that is German. Throughout the year we’ve published our weekly tips for every upcoming week and hope that at least a few led you to […]

What’s On in Dresden 21 December – 27 December 2018

Friday, 21 December: 2018 Short Film Day As the end of the year approaches, days keep on getting shorter until this Friday, the shortest day of the year. In 2011, the short film day was born in France to mark the shortest day of the year with showings of short films. The event, originally known in French as “le jour le plus court” has also been taking place in Germany ever since 2012 in a number of different venues, each showing either their own short films or short films from a number of different programs put together by the event’s […]

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