About the University
Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and is among the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany. As a university with 18 faculties in five Schools, TUD offers a broad variety of 121 degree courses and covers a wide research spectrum in the Research Priority Areas (RPAs) Health Sciences, Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Smart Materials & Structures, Energy, Mobility & Environment as well as Culture & Societal Change.
Since 2012, TUD has been one of eleven “Universities of Excellence”. Its core elements are the Institutional Strategy “The Synergetic University”. TUD stands for values such as tolerance and cosmopolitanism and expresses these regularly, publicly and visibly. As of 1 November 2019, TU Dresden will receive permanent funding within the framework of the Excellence Strategy of the Federal and State Governments.
About 32,400 students are enroled at TUD – three times as many as in 1990 (11,220 students). Internationally, TUD has earned an excellent reputation. About one seventh of the students come from abroad. Today, about 8,300 employees from 70 countries are working at Technische Universität Dresden. TUD is among the 20 most innovative universities in Europe (“Reuters Top 100: Europe’s Most Innovative Universities”). Third-party funding increased from 102.7 million (2005) to 269,3 million euro (2016); annual patent applications from 71 (2004) to 183 (2016).
“Knowledge builds bridges” – this is TUD’s motto. And through its unique course offers, its research projects and networks, TUD does build bridges between scientific disciplines, between industry and science, between east and west, between the municipality and the university, and between generations. Its Internationalisation Strategy “TU Dresden – connected to the world” comprises international university partnerships with selected universities such as King’s College London, TU Delft, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, University of Trento, Osaka University, POSTECH in South Korea and the WYSS Institute at Harvard.
Steeped in Tradition
TUD has a long tradition and vast experience in research and teaching: It was founded in 1828 as a “Technische Bildungsanstalt” and obtained the status of a university in 1961. Since 1990, TUD experienced a rapid development towards being a university with a broad range of courses.
Family and environmentally friendly
Our university supports students and staff to reconcile family, studies and work. Since 2007, TUD has been a certified family friendly university. With its Equal Opportunities Concept, TUD addresses the gender equality policy as a core task with commitment and determination.
Motivated and productive employees and students are crucial factors for TU Dresden’s success. With the motto “Together: fit – healthy – powerful”, TU Dresden has established a university health management system with the aim of promoting and maintaining the health of employees and students for the long term.
Quality of Life
Dresden is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. The capital of Saxony with its baroque architecture, its castles, Elbe meadows, parks and rich cultural life has enchanted many generations of visitors and residents.