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About DRESDEN-concept

As part of TU Dresden’s application in the Excellence competition, the DRESDEN-concept alliance was established in 2010 and decided to jointly participate in the race towards the Excellence status. On 20th August 2010 the statutes of the alliance were signed by TU Dresden, the University Hospital, the Helmholtz Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (at the time called Research Centre Dresden-Rossendorf), the Leibniz IPF and IFW, the Deutsches Hygiene Museum, the SLUB, the State Art Collections, the Max-Planck CBG, PKS and CPfS as well as the Fraunhofer IKTS, IPMS, IWS and FEP.

2010: Establishment of DRESDEN-concept e. V. with 15 founding partners 2011: Launch of the Dresden Science Calendar 2012: TU Dresden becomes a University of Excellence, one of the reasons for its success: Our „DRESDEN Spirit“; The DRESDEN Technologieportal is established 2013: Establishment of the Biopolis Dresden Imaging Platform (BioDIP) and the DRESDEN-concept Genome Center 2017: The TU Dresden Welcome Center becomes the shared DRESDEN-concept Welcome Center at TU Dresden 2018: TU Dresden succeeds with 3 proposals for Clusters of Excellence, all of them with the participation of DDc partners 2019: TU Dresden is once again successfulin the competition for Excellence 2020: 10th anniversary 2021: Launch of the first DRESDEN-concept Research Group; Launch of the DRESDEN-concept job portal „Stellenticket“; Involvement in the Service Center Research Data 2022: Establishment of the Women@DDc Network 2023: Launch of the joint information page on Summer Schools in Dresden and Services for Postdocs 2024: 40 partner institutions collaborate within the Alliance
Logo des DRESDEN-concept mit dem Claim Science and Innovation Campus

The DRESDEN-concept research alliance currently comprises 40 partners, including TUD Dresden University of Technology and regional institutions of the Max Planck Society, the Leibniz Association, the Helmholtz Association and the Fraunhofer Society, as well as cultural institutions, universities of applied sciences and further research institutions.

The mission of DRESDEN-concept is to strengthen cooperation among its partner institutions and to identify and exploit synergies in research and teaching as well as infrastructure and administration. This is also illustrated by the acronym DRESDEN, which stands for Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty. Examples include identifying and coordinating research priorities, jointly attracting top staff and talents, or the joint use of resources.

By networking across institutional and subject boundaries, DRESDEN-concept offers researchers an ideal environment for science and innovation. In the federal and state excellence competitions, in which TU Dresden won and renewed the title of excellence, DRESDEN-concept proved to be a significant factor. The physical proximity of the partners, the sustainable use of infrastructures within the alliance and the establishment of joint research priorities make Dresden an outstanding location for science.