Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering



Over the past years, the DIGS-BB has become a flagship among Germany’s international graduate schools. Originally founded in 2006 as one of the first graduate schools awarded by the German Excellence Initiative of the federal and state governments, the DIGS-BB secured continued funding in the second phase after an in-depth evaluation by international experts. The success of the DIGS-BB was an essential step for the TU Dresden toward receiving the status as one of eleven German Universities of Excellence in June 2012.

Top-notch research and expert training in a highly interdisciplinary setting are hallmarks of the DIGS-BB. Every year more than 1,000 international PhD students apply for Dresden International PhD Program (DIPP) within the research fields:

  • Developmental Cell Biology
  • Regeneration
  • Biomedicine
  • Biophysics
  • Bioengineering and Biomaterials
  • Computational Biology

About 100 PhD students are working on their thesis projects in 70 research groups at TU Dresden, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI-PKS), the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research (IPF) and the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR).