Dresden University of Technology

Dresden University of Technology (TU) is one of the key universities in Germany as regards research. At the same time, it is one of the most dynamic: over the past five years the TU has doubled its income from external funding.

This university with four traditional faculties—the humanities, natural sciences, engineering and medicine—owes its excellent reputation to the natural sciences and engineering more than anything else.

TU Dresden is eastern Germany's only 'University of Excellence.' Funding has gone to the university's futuristic project 'The Synergetic University,' as well as two Clusters of Excellence: the 'Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden' (cfAED) and 'Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden' (CRTD) along with the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB).

Research Skills

The TU Dresden's strengths in research are accentuated in the long term by other top research projects, such as those which form part of the Saxon Excellence Initiative, the BMBF federal competition for leading-edge clusters, and the BMBF's centers for innovation competence.

At the same time, the university's research skills are demonstrated by its work on DFG projects and research projects for public and private clients, plus the external funding this has garnered.

TU Dresden is the most successful university in Germany when it comes to raising funding from the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, from the Charité university hospital in Berlin, from TU Munich and from the University of Freiburg.

The history of TU Dresden goes all the way back to the Technische Bildungsanstalt (Technical School) founded in 1828, making it Germany's oldest educational institute specializing in technology.

Main Focuses of Research

  • Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
  • Computer Science and Microelectronics
  • Smart Materials and Structures
  • Culture and Knowledge
  • Energy and the Environment

External Funding

In the past five years the TU has increased its third party external  funds income by 48 percent.

A University With a Tradition

The Beyer building, with its striking tower holding the Lohrmann observatory dome, was opened in 1913. At the time, the institution then known as Technische Bildungsanstalt Dresden was already 85 years old.

University Research

With their traditional engineering strengths, Dresden researchers help various related disciplines come up with new findings.

Excellence is the city‘s motto

Dresden’s success is based on key technologies including microelectronics, information-and-communications, new materials, photovoltaic and nanotechnology, and, life sciences and biotechnology. The interdisciplinary collaboration between businesses and research facilities helps move Dresden forward.