Research at Other Higher Education Institutes

In the cultural metropolis of Dresden, music and art are just as much a defining feature of the university environment as engineering and technology.

Dresden International University (DIU)

Dresden International University is a state-recognized private university with a strong international leaning. It is a network institution which counts on teaching staff from Dresden University of Technology, other colleges and those putting the theory into practice within companies.

As a result it can use these skills both in teaching and research.

Main focus of research:
  • Health Economics


United Nations University (UNU)

The UNU is the academic arm of the United Nations. It carries out its own research and educational projects. Dresden is home to what is only the second UNU institution to be established in Germany: the UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources (UNU-Flores). UNU-FLORES is to play a major role in developing integrated, sustainable management strategies for using the resources of water, soil and waste.

Main focus of research:
  • Sustainability and Resources


ehs University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Care

This university balances the science of modern social work and a Christian tradition. It runs a section for practical counseling, research and development (apfe).

Main focus of research:
  • Family, Children and (Social) Education
  • Functional Illiteracy / Illiteracy
  • Means of Support for the Elderly

'Carl Maria von Weber' University of Music

Dresden University of Music is one of the oldest institutions of its kind in Germany. Its roots are connected to the names Carl Maria von Weber, Francesco Morlacchi and Richard Wagner.

University of Church Music

Dresden University of Church Music is a state-recognized institution run by the Lutheran Church in Saxony. The courses lead towards service in the church.

EBC University, Dresden campus

The EBC University, Dresden campus, is a state-recognized private university running international, hands-on Bachelor's and Master's programs.

Palucca University of Dance, Dresden

Palucca University of Dance, Dresden is Germany's only independent university of dance. It was founded in 1925 by the dancer Gret Palucca.

Academy of Fine Arts

Founded in 1764 as the 'Main Art Academy,' this Dresden art academy is today one of the oldest in Europe.

Dresden University of Applied Sciences—Private Fachhochschule Dresden gGmbH

Dresden's state-recognized University of Applied Sciences is an attractive international university geared to the needs of the market and workplace. It promotes and supports hard work.

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.