Founded in 1828, TUD Dresden University of Technology has a history that stretches back nearly 200 years. With a wide range of subjects, our university plays an outstanding role in Germany’s university landscape. At TUD, science and engineering work together with the humanities, cultural and social sciences and medicine to find solutions to the greatest challenges of our time. TUD has been one of the German Universities Excellence since 2012. It defended the title in 2019 with the "TUD 2028 - Synergy and beyond" proposal and, as a University of Excellence, receives permanent funding under the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments.
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.
The IZM-ASSID is developing application-specific integration solutions for microelectronic systems (System in Package – SiP) in the application field of Internet of Things (IoT) as well as others under the usage of Wafer Level Technology. R&D services for customers from industry include process development, material evaluation and qualification, prototyping, low-volume manufacturing as well as process transfer.
Fraunhofer IFAM Dresden, one of the leading institutes in powder metallurgy, conducts fundamental and applied research for solution-oriented material and technology development for innovative sintered and composite materials, functional materials as well as cellular metallic materials for energy technology, mobility and medical technology. Hydrogen technology plays a key role in the field of energy technology.
At Fraunhofer IVI researchers are developing technologies and concepts for mobility, energy, as well as safety and security – from forward-looking preliminary research to practical applications in everyday use. The institutes transport-related research work ranges from the field of vehicle and propulsion systems to intelligent transport systems, and it also covers the areas of disposition, logistics and digital business processes.
The Fraunhofer FEP focuses on developing innovative solutions, technologies and processes for surface modification and organic electronics. The institute offers a broad range of research, development and pilot manufacturing opportunities, especially for the treatment, structuring and finishing of surfaces as well as for OLED microdisplays, organic and inorganic sensors, optical filters and flexible OLED lighting.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS conducts applied research on high-performance ceramics. As a research and technology service provider, the Fraunhofer IKTS develops advanced high-performance ceramic materials, industrial manufacturing processes as well as prototype components and systems in complete production lines up to the pilot-plant scale. In addition, the research portfolio also includes materials diagnostics and testing. The test procedures in the fields of acoustics, electromagnetics, optics and microscopy contribute substantially to the quality assurance of products and plants.
Fraunhofer IPMS is a worldwide leader in research and development services for electronic and photonic microsystems in the fields of Smart Industrial Solutions, Medical & Health applications and Mobility. Innovative products can be found in all large markets – such as ICT, consumer products, automobile technology, semiconductor technology, measurement and medical technology – products which are based upon various technology developed at Fraunhofer IPMS.
Fraunhofer-Institut für Photonische Mikrosysteme (IPMS)
Fraunhofer IWS develops complex system solutions in materials and laser technology. Driven by the idea of directly transferring latest research results into industrial applications, it sees itself as a provider of ideas developing customized solutions based on laser applications, functionalized surfaces and material and process innovations – from easy-to-integrate custom solutions to cost-efficient solutions for small and medium-sized businesses to industry-compatible one-stop solutions. One-stop: starting with the development of new processes, to implementation in production, all the way to application-oriented support.
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 sixteen 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 (IFW) is a legally independent, non-university research institution and member of the Leibniz Association. The Institute's mission is to explore the physics, chemistry, and function of new materials and to generate innovations from new discoveries. The focus is on the level of molecules, atoms and electrons, which are governed by the laws of quantum physics as well as nanotechnological laws.
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.
As a hospital of supra-maximum medical care, the Dresden University Hospital is open to the people of the region, but also beyond, in all areas of inpatient as well as outpatient medical care. The Dresden University Medicine is a leader in the treatment of complex, very serious or rare diseases. The University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus with its know-how is an important partner for established physicians as well as hospitals in Dresden and East Saxony.
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 (HTWD –University of Applied Sciences) has a distinctive engineering and business profile in teaching and research, complemented by artistic fields. It is a regionally anchored and internationally oriented university with a wide range of practice-oriented degree programs combined with a variety of experience in application-oriented research.
Dresden University of Fine Arts is one of the oldest training institutions for fine arts in Europe and offers currently 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 Cultural Anthropology (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.