Facts and Figures
One third of scientists in Dresden come from abroad.
Almost 36,000 students are enrolled at TU Dresden. Some 3,000 postgraduate students are doing their PhD here.
The 11 Fraunhofer Institutes in Dresden employ more than 1,100 people, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf has a staff of 800 people, the Leibniz Institutes 1000. More than 700 people work at the three Max Planck Institutes in Dresden.
Research is a priority in Saxony: 2.6 % of the gross domestic income are spent on research and development – that is way more than the German average. 5.9 % of the Saxon state budget are spent on research and development.
TU Dresden raised a total of € 155 million of third-party funds in 2008. The annual sales generated by the 11 Fraunhofer Institutes exceed € 100 million.
The magazine The Scientist voted the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics number 1 place in the world in academia and number 1 in the world to do a postdoc in 2009. More than 60% of the institute's staff are non-German, 45 different nations work together under one roof.
Two bus shuttle lines that run every 12 minutes bring more than 20,000 visitors to various stations during Dresden Science Night every year.