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. - 3 p.m.

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

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 India

Joshi from India

PhD student at TU Dresden

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 Iran

Siavash from Iran

PhD student at cfaed
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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
16 November – 22 November 2018

Friday, 16 November: Waiting for Summer’s Return & Dresden Refuge As part of the opening evening for the “NO HATE” Film Festival, two Dresden documentaries will be on show at the Technische Sammlungen. The best part is that admission on Friday is free, so there is no excuse not to attend and learn a bit more about what is going on in our very own home city. For a full description of the festival, be sure to check out our separate blog post by clicking here. The opening movie, Waiting for Summer’s Return, highlights the journey of the musicians of […]

No Hate Film Festival
16-18 November

Hatred is a strong human emotion which is often associated with feelings of animosity, anger or resentment, directed towards individuals, groups, entities, objects, behaviours, concepts or ideas. It has been analysed and described by numerous psychologists and psychoanalysts – Freud defining the term as an ego state that wishes to destroy the source of its unhappiness, stressing that it is linked to the question of self-preservation. At its strongest, hate may lead to so-called hate crimes, which are criminal acts motivated by the emotion. At a lower, yet equally worrying level, hate speech is speech perceived to disparage a person […]

What’s On in Dresden
9 November – 15 November 2018

Tip for the whole week: MoveIT film festival for human rights! Friday, 9 November: Alternative Band Triple Concert  As part of the ‘German-Czech Culture Days’ festival, the Scheune in the Dresden Neustadt will receive a quite unusual concert this Friday. No, this is not your regular weekly jazz concert or another rock concert, this will be a diverse alternative music concert made up of three separate bands, each with their own unique style. As the larger festival behind this concert is meant to celebrate German and Czech culture, it is only natural that two of the bands playing this evening are Czech while the third is […]

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Upcoming social events for international researchers in Dresden
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