Leading companies have particularly acknowledged TU Dresden by funding endowed chairs. For the university, these chairs are one way to strengthen practice-oriented teaching and research. The donors obtain both economic and communicative benefits. The endowed professorships are entitled on a permanent basis after the candidates have undergone a regular appointment procedure. In general, the endowment is limited to five years. Afterwards, the chair is financed by state funds.
Overview of endowed professorships at the Technische Universität Dresden