We checked some free-time activities of Dresden for you to present some ideas on how to spend the time between the years.   Ice-Skating You can go Ice skating in Dresden’s Ice stadium Energieverbund Arena. There you can also rent ice skates for €4. Admission: €3,50 ( students: €2,50)Opening hours: click here for the next days ; How to get there: Energieverbund Arena, Magdeburger Str. 10, 01167 Dresden, TRAM 6,11 ‘Kongresszentrum’ stop. Find more information here (available only in German): If you want a more romantic experience go and explore the inner square of the Hotel Taschenbergpalais. It […]

German Universities unite to provide more support for threatened researchers
Application for supporting fellowships still open

Their countries are plagued by war, the freedom of their research is restricted or they are subject to persecution: in many parts of the world, academics are at risk. But how can we best support these researchers? Can German universities provide a safe haven for them to continue their work? In Bonn last Tuesday, 20 universities and research institutions were founding the German Section of the Scholars at Risk Network (SAR) in order to coordinate a response to these issues and draw attention to infringements of academic freedom. The SAR Germany Section represents Germany in the global Scholars at Risk […]

Upcoming Science Slam and Exhibition from 2 July 2016
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DRESDEN-concept Science Slam *reloaded* It takes more than a torrential, apocalyptic thunderstorm to discourage the DRESDEN-concept scientists from slamming. 2 July at 6 p.m. the Open Air Science Slam *reloaded* will take place in the castle chapel of the Dresden Residence Castle (German: Dresdner Residenzschloss). The initial Science Slam on 23 May had to be aborted for security reasons due to severe weather over Dresden. Important information for all soccer fans: The slam will have scored all its science topics in time, well before the kick-off of the last 16 game of the European Soccer Championship. The entry is free […]

Christmas in Germany – Christmas with Germans

‘Tis the season to be jolly, Fa la la la la la la la la. As you can see: The TU Dresden Welcome Center team is really excited for the advent season and all the upcoming Christmas festivities! We love the decoration outside – and inside – and can’t wait for cozy afternoons, eating the traditional Dresden Christstollen or home-baked biscuits. As always, we want you to have as much fun as we do! For that, we organize the Christmas event that somehow became a tradition of the TU Dresden Welcome Center: Families from all over Dresden invite you to […]

A pool for challenges and new ideas: Second Research Alumni workshop at the TU Dresden

Almost 30 researchers followed our invitation to discuss the Research Alumni project, which the TUD is working to implement for the future. The central idea is to provide relevant services and best possible support during researchers’ stay at TU Dresden or DRESDEN-concept partner institutes and to keep in touch with everybody after they have left. The career paths of Research Alumni are very interesting for us, your connections within the research world are beyond priceless. Back in your home countries and also in other countries you will share your experiences about the Dresden research area and might attract interested students […]

Chinese Cooking Event or Happy (Chinese) New Year!

When it comes to our cooking events you can be sure that you’ll never leave the table hungry. Last Friday Ying and Congsi prepared a Chinese hot pot dinner for us and we celebrated not only the huge variety of dumplings made but also the Chinese Spring Festival which is also known as Chinese New Year. For such a huge fest it is necessary to dress appropiately, meaning: the more red you’ll wear, the better – as the color red is believed to bring luck. Equipped with colorful clothes and an empty stomach, we started to cut up the groceries […]

International researchers interested in German pension systems

Last Monday the TUD Welcome Center invited nearly 100 international researchers to an information event about the three pillars of the pension systems: state pension, occupational pension and private pension. Our partners from FindYourPension, Deutsche Rentenversicherung (DRV) and Versorgungsanstalt des Bundes und der Länder (VBL) each gave a presentation about possibilities and explanations about their specific offers. They were also open for questions after the talks and even offered 25 individual consultations that afternoon and the next day. For all who missed this event we would like to present the homepage offering a pension tracking service and providing all […]

Working in Germany: Workshops & more for international students at TUD

In the winter semester 2014/15 the TU Dresden Career Service offers a special series of events for international students at TUD  centered around a potential “Career in Germany” (Arbeiten in Deutschland). It addresses questions about labor market entry in Germany such as the following: How to look for job offers in Germany effectively What are German job application standards? How is the application process structured? How to best present your skills and abilities What happens during a job interview? What working culture you may come across in your new job The event series comprises workshops and coaching sessions on select dates throughout October, November and […]

Tour Report: Famous and Hidden Spots of Berlin
(27 – 28 September 2014)

Last weekend a group of international scientists working and studying at TU Dresden went to Berlin for a weekend excursion. While strolling around the capital of Germany we visited a number of famous places, but also some spots that most of us visitors were yet unfamiliar with. After our train journey up north on Saturday morning, we started our tour with a visit of “Teufelsberg” (German for “Devil’s Mountain”), an artificial hill made up of war debris from the Second World War located on the outskirts of Berlin City. While walking through Grunewald Forest, we felt more like in the middle of nowhere than in part of the biggest city of Germany. We took pleasure in […]

Register now for: Workshop “Culture Crash”
(15 & 22 November 2014)

Adapting to a new culture is a process that confronts you with your own cultural identity and what differences may occur comparing your culture to the new one. In the workshop “Culture Crash” you will become more aware of these cultural biases and find out specific information about the German culture. Another focus of this workshop lies on successful communication at work. You will discover tips for communication styles at work and learn effective conflict management strategies: Trainer: Kathy Meyer-Ross When: Saturday, 15 and Saturday, 22 November 2014 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Where: TUD Welcome Center Costs: 15 […]