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The Institutional Strategy: "The Synergetic University"

The Institutional Strategy of the TU Dresden "The Synergetic University" follows a central guideline that combines a wealth of individual projects into a targeted bundle of measures: performance is not created in a vacuum. People are always crucial. They bring things forward. And the better their working conditions are, the quicker and better they will achieve results. This is the central idea of the Dresden Institutional Strategy.

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Action areas

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The Institutional Strategy: "The Synergetic University"

The Institutional Strategy is embedded in a long-term overall development plan, which the TU Dresden will use to change and further develop its strategies, structures and organisational culture. It includes six action areas to which specific measures are allocated.

The six action areas at a glance:

  • TUD People
    Acquiring and supporting "top talents" on all steps of the career ladder - from prospective students, to students and gifted junior researchers, up to internationally renowned academics
  • TUD Structures
    Creating integrated and efficient structures by reorganising the 18 faculties into five schools
  • TUD Processes
    Decentralising and optimising administrative and support processes, especially as part of the project "TUDo - TU Dresden Optimised"
  • DRESDEN-concept
    Developing the unique association DRESDEN-concept further with outstanding non-university research and cultural institutions in Dresden in order to maximise synergy effects for research, teaching and infrastructure and raising the profile of Dresden academia as a decisive locational factor
  • Internationalisation
    Increasing the attractiveness of the TUD for international students, junior and senior academics as well as strengthening cooperations with international scientific institutions
  • Equality
    Strengthening the TUD in terms of gender equality and as a family-friendly institution through targeted measures to reduce the hurdles for women in academic careers

TU Dresden's Institutional Strategy is funded by the Excellence Initiative of the German Federal and State Governments.