The Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden) is one of Germany’s eleven universities of excellence. Strong in research and considered first‐class with respect to the range and quality of the study programmes it offers, it is also closely interconnected with culture, business, and society. As a modern university TUD applies its institutional strategy “The Synergetic University” to change and further develop its vision, structures and organisational culture. With awareness for urgent global challenges and regional responsibility together with international and local partnerships TUD strives to become a progressive university for the 21st century.
Aim of the Dresden site of the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) is to make use of insights from stem cell research and developmental biology for prevention and therapy of neurodegenerative diseases. Biologically sound strategies for recruiting endogenous potentials for compensation and regeneration will be developed.
The DLR-Institute of Software Methods for Product Virtualization was established in August 2017. In three departments, it currently employs 40 researchers. In the upcoming year, the number of employees will increase to 70. Our objective is the research, development and the use of innovative and sustainable software solutions for all fields and facets of the aircraft-virtualization. This includes the research of parallel algorithms and their highly scalable implementation in existent and future HPC-systems, the development of scalable, highly precise and multidisciplinary software platforms for the product analysis and optimization of aircrafts as well as the research of specific software technologies which allow the product virtualization.
The Dresden branch of Fraunhofer Institute for Process Engineering and Packaging IVV develops and optimizes processing and cleaning processes. With modern data analysis methods weak points and potentials in existing processes can be determined and innovative approaches for the industry 4.0 can be created. The institute stands for safe packaging that enables high quality and comfortable handling. Out of respect and consideration for nature and people, Fraunhofer IVV places great emphasis on the efficient use of raw materials and low environmental impact. In addition to the food and packaging industry, the packaging and processing machinery industry, the chemical industry, the pharmaceutical and cosmetics industry and the agricultural industry benefit from the technologies and expertise of the Fraunhofer IVV.
The Dresden Fraunhofer IWU pursues the model of resource-efficient production with a focus on efficiency technologies and intelligent production systems for the manufacture of body and powertrain components as well as the optimization of the associated forming and machining production processes. The development of lightweight structures and technologies for processing new materials, as well as the transfer of functions to assemblies, are key success factors. Translated with www.DeepL.com/Translator (free version)
The Dresden-based Fraunhofer IZM center “All Silicon System Integration Dresden” (ASSID) runs a 300/200 mm process line (ISO 9001) for a heterogeneous wafer level 3D system integration and development of customer-specific processes as well as system-in-package developments from the prototype production to small series. In addition, Fraunhofer IZM-ASSID works very closely with an international network of semiconductor, as well as materials and equipment manufacturers. Hereby, a broad spectrum of customer-specific solutions for microelectronic products in the overall environment of Smart Systems, inter alia, for automotive, industry, medicine and IoT applications are offered.
The Fraunhofer IVI is confronting present-day challenges, operating in a wide array of topics within several fields of research such as transport telematics, disposition, logistics, vehicle propulsion and sensor technologies, but while also incorporating the information and communication sectors, traffic planning and traffic ecology.
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP works on innovative solutions in the fields of vacuum coating, surface treatment as well as organic semiconductors. The core competences electron beam technology, plasma-assisted large-area and precision coating, roll-to-roll technologies, development of technological key components as well as technologies for the organic electronics and IC/system design provide a basis for these activities. Thus, Fraunhofer FEP offers a wide range of possibilities for research, development and pilot production, especially for the processing, sterilization, structuring and refining of surfaces as well as OLED microdisplays, organic and inorganic sensors, optical filters and flexible OLED lighting. Our aim is to seize the innovation potential of the electron beam, plasma technology and organic electronics for new production processes and devices and to make it available for our customers.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS is concerned with the development of materials, technologies, and components in the field of advanced ceramics as well as hard metals/cermets. Development work within the framework of R&D projects with our customers spans the entire value chain, extending to prototype production. Thus, the Fraunhofer IKTS is characterized by three core competencies: materials expertise, manufacturing technologies, and systems and product integration.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems (IPMS) research in electronic, mechanical and optical components and their integration into miniature »intelligent« devices and systems. Services are geared towards customers who wish to enhance their products by using organic light-emitting diodes (OLEDs) and microsystems (MEMS, MOEMS, CMOS) with their constantly decreasing dimensions and innovative system properties.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (IPMS)
The business fields of the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS Dresden are in the areas of joining, cutting and surface technology. The research and development work is based on a substantial materials and nanotechnology know-how in combination with comprehensive materials characterization.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Werkstoff- und Strahltechnik IWS Dresden
The Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden belong to the oldest natural history museums in the world. Its twelve different divisions comprise all areas of zoology as well as mineralogy and geology. True to their 450 years old tradition, these divisions still work according the principle of natural history museums: "collecting, preserving, exploring and communicating".
The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is a non‐university research centre and a member of the Leibniz Association. We contribute to a spatial development that enables humanity to thrive within ecological boundaries while ensuring planetary justice. Our research aims to accelerate and achieve deep and encompassing transformations that shape sustainable and resilient regions, cities and neighbourhoods.
The Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden (IPF) is one of the largest polymer research facilities in Germany. As an institute of the Leibniz Association, the IPF is committed to carrying out application-oriented basic research and receives its base funding in equal parts from the federal and state governments.
The Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden is concerned with modern materials science and combines explorative research in physics, chemistry and materials science with technological development of new materials and products. The research program comprises superconducting and magnetic materials, alloys and nanostructures.
Main aim of the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids (MPI CPfS) is experimental research of intermetallic phases and modified systems with new chemical and physical properties. An international team of chemists and physicists will attend to this subject with modern synthesis and investigation methods.
The research at the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI PKS) ranges from classical to quantum physics and focuses on three main areas, which correspond to the activities in the three divisions: The division Condensed Matter studies the quantum physics of the solid state. The nonlinear dynamics of atoms, molecules and clusters is studied with the help of semiclassical methods in the division Finite Systems. Tools of classical statistical physics are applied to biological systems in the division Biological Physics.
The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG) is one of 80 institutes of the Max Planck Society, an independent, non-profit organization in Germany. 27 research groups are covering different topics at the interface of cell biology and developmental biology including research investigating illnesses such as cancer, retinal degeneration or Alzheimer’s disease.
The Technische Sammlungen Dresden consist of a museum, science centre and a photography gallery, which transform science and technology into an exciting experience. Opportunities to experiment and become acquainted with natural phenomena, basic scientific principles and the latest technological achievements await visitors of all ages in one of the most impressive historical industrial landmarks in Saxony – the former Ernemann camera factory complex. Topics of permanent exhibitions include the technological and cultural history of photography and the history of information society. Together with these permanent exhibitions, the Technical Collections has Adventureland Mathematics and temporary exhibitions on current technology research topics as well as numerous educational offers and dialogue formats to promote direct interaction with modern-day technical principles.
The Archaeological Heritage Office in Saxony (LfA) is a state-owned enterprise which falls within the remit of the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts. Its tasks include documenting, protecting and presenting archaeological monuments in the state of Saxony. The Regional Archaeological Office is under the control of the Saxon State Ministry of Science and the Arts. The museum is the only regional history museum in Saxony to present 280,000 years of human cultural development in the region.
The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) are among the foremost museums of the world. A total of fourteen museums offer a thematic diversity that is exceptional for its kind. The museum originated in the collections of the Saxon electors, several of whom were also kings of Poland. The year 2010 marks 450 years of collecting in Dresden - an appropriate occasion for the Staatliche Kunstsammlungen to celebrate their tradition and future.
SLUB is the largest research library in East Germany. It operates one of the leading high-capacity digitization centers and is a member of the competence network for the German Digital Library. It is working on many third party funded digitization projects and contributes significantly to the development of production and presentation software and of robotics technology.
The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum Dresden - The Museum of Man - is neither a science center nor a special museum devoted to a strictly defined topic area. Its interests center on the biological, social, and cultural dimensions of the human being. Through its exhibitions and events, the Deutsches Hygiene-Museum offers an independent public forum for the dialogue between science and society.
The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus provides comprehensive medical care at the highest levels. As a hospital of maximum care it covers the entire spectrum of modern medicine. The University Hospital incorporates 21 clinics, nine interdisciplinary medical centers and three institutes, all of which maintain a close collaboration with the Medical Faculty. In addition to its principal duties in medical care, the University Hospital Dresden also takes responsibility for educating, training and developing medical and health personnel, as well as for public health issues.
Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden
an der Technischen Universität Dresden, Anstalt des öffentlichen Rechts des Freistaates Sachsen
The Dresden College of Music views itself as a place for the cultivation of the music culture in which art, science and instruction in theory and practice are interconnected. There is a lively exchange between tradition and renovation, continuity and experiment. Freedom to experiment, new working methods and artistic research are components of everyday life at the College.
Dresden College of Music Carl Maria von Weber
Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden – University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden) is the second largest university in the Saxon capital. Technology, economics, design and “green” subjects are the four pillars on which more than forty forward-looking diploma, Bachelor's and Master's degree courses have been built. The university is part of a network of enterprises, research institutes and educational establishments, associations and interest groups. Cooperative promotional drives encourage up-and-coming scientists.
With its 250-year history, the Dresden Academy of Fine Arts belongs to the oldest training institutions for the visual arts in Europe. Today, more than 550 students are trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in five different degree programmes. The academy’s concentrations demonstrate its practical orientation and its close connection to the sphere of contemporary visual art, the world of theatre, the conservation of cultural heritage and the intersection between art and social issues.
As a non-profit state institute, Kurt Schwabe Institute for Measurement and Sensor Technology Meinsberg (KSI Meinsberg) is responsible for conducting fundamental and application-oriented research in the fields of physical chemistry and electrochemistry, sensor technology and the associated development of novel sensor materials, scientificinstrumentation, as well as for training early-career researchers in the aforementioned fields.
Kurt-Schwabe-Institut für Mess- und Sensortechnik Meinsberg e. V. (KSI Meinsberg)
NaMLab combines expertise from both academic and industrial research. The subsidiary of TU Dresden was ranked amongst the TOP 10 most innovative German institutions in terms of its patent portfolio in 2022. Based on its core competence in dielectric materials for microelectronics applications, NaMLab focuses on contributing its expertise in the areas of future reconfigurable and energy-efficient semiconductor devices.
The Institute for Saxon History and Folklore (ISGV) conducts interdisciplinary research on the history and everyday culture of Saxony and its neighboring regions, ranging from the Middle Ages to the present. The focus lies on fundamental research into sources, biographies, location data and visual anthropology, which is presented to the public in online databases and other publications. Further core topics include social transformation processes, migration and cultural transfer, as well as rural and urban worlds of life.
Institut für Sächsische Geschichte und Volkskunde e. V. (ISGV)
Following the reunification of Germany and the founding of the Free State of Saxony, the Saxon parliament moved to establish the Hannah Arendt Institute for Totalitarianism Studies e. V. (HAIT) at the TU Dresden. The Institute was able to begin work in 1993. The Institute's name refers to the German-American philosopher and political scientist Hannah Arendt (1906-1975), whose work dealt extensively with the totalitarian claim to power of dictatorships.
The research and service institute, Fibre Based Solutions (PTS), supports research institutes and companies in all sectors in the development and application of modern fibre-based solutions. 85 employees work on the main areas of competence fibres and composites, functional surfaces, innovative measuring techniques and material testing and analysis.
UNU‐FLORES develops strategies to resolve pressing issues in the sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources such as water, soil, waste, energy, and other geo‐resources that are of concern to the United Nations and its Member States – particularly in developing and emerging economies. Based in Dresden, Germany, the Institute engages in research, capacity development, postgraduate teaching, advanced training, and knowledge dissemination to advance the Resource Nexus.
The Barkhausen Institut is an independent research institute in Dresden, affiliated with the Technical University Dresden. The Barkhausen Institut concentrates in key focus areas for the Internet of Things (IoT), and their mission is to be an innovation hub in IoT technologies, for both local and global industry partners, applying cutting-edge research to practical industry problems.