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At a glance

Hochspannungshalle der TU Dresden © Andrea Klotz

Science is Excellence

TU Dresden is one of the leading research Universities of Excellence in Germany and Europe. As a university of technology, we offer a broad spectrum of degree programmes with a strong focus on technology and the natural sciences.

Our excellence in research is demonstrated by a Graduate School, five Clusters of Excellence as well as numerous Collaborative Research Centres and Research Training Groups. Research at TU Dresden revolves around five interdisciplinary Research Priority Areas (RPAs): 

  • Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
  • Information Technology and Microelectronics
  • Materials Science and Engineering
  • Energy, Mobility and Environment
  • Culture and Societal Change

You can find more detailed information on the RPAs here Research Priority Areas.

An important factor for the outstanding research performance at TU Dresden is the close collaboration with the local non-university research institutions and researching culture institutions, which are strongly represented throughout Dresden. With the DRESDEN-concept research alliance, we have created a unique setting to utilise synergies in research, teaching, infrastructure and administration while, at the same time, increasing the visibility of Dresden-based research excellence.

To foster excellent research at our university, TU Dresden assists their researchers with the planning of research projects and with the application process. We are especially dedicated to the promotion of early-career researchers.

TU Dresden is a university with a strong focus on transfer and makes its research results available to the industry, politics and the society.