The Technische Universität Dresden is part of the Excellence Initiative - an alliance for excellence in research and culture. Learn more about the Excellence Initiative, the TU Dresden and its strategic local partners.

The co-operation of all DRESDEN-concept partners is aimed at the development and use of synergies in research, education, infrastructure, and administration.

Germany’s Excellence Strategy is entering a new round. The DRESDEN-concept partners are involved in all successful excellence clusters of the TU Dresden.

X-Mas Tramride in the DRESDEN-concept Tram

[Translate to Englisch:] X-Mas Tram - Bitte einsteigen

Every year on the first Wednesday in December the X-MAS Tram - this year it will be the DRESDEN-concept Tram - drives through the beautiful, hopefully snowy Dresden. This year it is the 5th December 2018. When it gets dark outside the intercultural tram ride begins. Everywhere in the tram you will find lovely Christmas decoration. Take part and find your Christmas buddy.[more]

Scientific Area Network "Perspectives on Materiality in Art & Design"

[Translate to Englisch:] Poster des Scientific Area Network, Picture by A. Rost

On 22 November 2018, DRESDEN-concept will launch its fourth ”Scientific Area Net-work” (SAN) in the lecture hall of the Hochschule für Bildende Künste Dresden (Academy of Fine Arts ‒ Güntzstraße 34). From 5 p.m. to 8 p.m., it will be possible to discuss “Perspectives on Materiality in Art & Design”.[more]

Commitment to Internationality in Academia

As a university and as research institutes, TU Dresden and the DRESDEN-concept-partners espouses cosmopolitanism, tolerance, humanity and respect – both on campus/at our institutes and in the public sphere. These values form the basis for social cohesion and for excellence in research and teaching. “Science is international” – this is the credo that TU Dresden’s Rector and Chairman of the...[more]

City of Dresden Science Award

[Translate to Englisch:] © nednapa|

The annual DRESDEN EXCELLENCE AWARD recognises outstanding scientific work performed in Dresden. This work may be specialised or interdisciplinary – in all fields of science. Granted by the City of Dresden, the award also focuses on excellent applications demonstrating particular relevance and vision for Dresden’s urban development and society, or which scientifically boost the development of...[more]

Scientific Tram Ride

[Translate to Englisch:] Robert Lohse

On 26 September 2018, 90 passengers were given an overview of the scientific landscape by rectors, directors and employees of the DRESDEN-concept partners. The speakers drew passengers’ attention to the science institutes as they were driving by. They outlined the number of employees, the research focuses or cooperative projects, thus giving guests an insight into Dresden's multifaceted...[more]

Scientific Sightseeing Tour in DRESDEN-concept tram on 26th September

A scientific sightseeing tour has been organised by staff and directors of the DRESDEN-concept partner institutions. Hop on the DDc tram ride and get to know the Dresden science hub! Join us afterwards for drinks, snacks and networking in the garden of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems (MPI PKS, Nöthnitzer Str. 38). Start and Ending Point: Plauen Nöthnitzer Str. [more]

Saxon Order of Merit for Professor Wieland Huttner

Prof. Dr. Wieland Huttner, one of the founding directors of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics in Dresden (MPI-CBG)and Member of the Board of DRESDEN-concept, was awarded the Saxon Order of Merit on September 11, 2018. He receives this highest award of the Free State of Saxony for his commendable work over the past 20 years, which has contributed significantly to the...[more]

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