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10 years of Excellence: TU Dresden on course to become a world-leading university


Press release of TU Dresden from November 11, 2022:

November 2012 marks a milestone in TU Dresden’s history: Ten years ago this month, the university began receiving funding as one of the eleven Universities of Excellence in Germany. This Excellence status has initiated a dynamic change process at TUD. The university has become even more interdisciplinary and international, attracting outstanding researchers from all over the world. Consequently, TU Dresden can consolidate its place among the best German universities and draw closer to world-class status. “Excellence is not only the driving force for exceptional research into unknown scientific territory – it is the overall catalyst for innovation,” says Rector Prof. Ursula Staudinger, “It shapes our whole university and the world beyond in many different ways.”

To mark the anniversary, the university produced a film titled “Bright Minds. Excellent Research“, which provides insight into how passionate researchers at TUD are working to find solutions to the great global challenges of our day.

DRESDEN-concept: a central element of our success story

The close collaboration with non-university research institutions at the DRESDEN-concept Science and Innovation Campus plays an important role. Twelve years after founding the research alliance, TUD and more than 30 research institutions – including three Max Planck Institutes, nine Fraunhofer Institutes, three Helmholtz Institutes and four Leibniz Institutes as well as cultural partners such as the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) – have transformed it into a one-of-a-kind research alliance. “We are incredibly proud of the DRESDEN-concept Science and Innovation Campus, which has been emulated throughout Germany, and we want to intensify our collaboration in areas such as talent management and technology platforms,” says Rector Prof. Staudinger, adding, “Pooling the strengths of non-university institutions together with the university’s is one the hallmarks of Dresden as a science hub.”