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

DRESDEN-concept is an alliance of 24 research institutions. DRESDEN stands for Dresden Research and Education Synergies for the Development of Excellence and Novelty.


Dresden Nexus Conference 2017

From 17 to 19 May, the United Nations University (UNU‐FLORES), the Technische Universität Dresden and the Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development will be hosting the Dresden Nexus Conference (DNC2017) in the Deutsches Hygiene Museum Dresden. The approximately 400 participants from all over the world will discuss how environmental resources such as water, soil, or waste...[more]


Dresden’s cutting-edge research enthrals London

On 3 May, the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition was inaugurated at Guy’s Campus of the renowned King’s College London. “Right in the heart of London, exhibits from Dresden are on display that present leading research in a way which is accessible and comprehensible to everyone.


Saxon State Minister Dr. Stange visited the DRESDEN-Board

The DRESDEN-concept board meetings are held monthly, where the representatives of the four Scientific Area Committees and representatives of the research institutions meet to address trans-institutional topics. Once a year, the board has the honour of welcoming State Minister Dr. Stange to discuss the co-operation between the DDc institutions and the Saxon Ministry of Science and the Fine Arts...


Scientific Area Network - Future of Urban and Rural Areas

The opening event on 27 March, from 5 pm – 8 pm at the Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden (CRTD, Fetscherstraße 105) focuses on future developments of life in cities and communities as well as in rural areas. The extensive range of issues addressed is deliberately chosen and covers the societal and cultural change as well as the technological and medical innovations of our time. [more]


Germanium outperforms silicon in energy efficient transistors with n- und p- conduction

A team of scientists from the Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory (NaMLab gGmbH) and the Cluster of Excellence Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at Technische Universität Dresden have demonstrated the world-wide first transistor based on germanium that can be programmed between electron- (n) and hole- (p) conduction.[more]


London calling - Science goes international

From 3 May to 26 May, the DRESDEN-concept science exhibition will be on display at Guy’s Campus of King’s College in London (right by the Memorial Arch). In addition to the stand-up displays on Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Materials & Structures and Culture & Knowledge, two CityTrees will provide information about Dresden-based science. There will be...[more]


Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas & a Happy New Year 2017!

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