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TU Dresden

History

The Technische Universität Dresden has its roots in the Royal Saxon Technical School, which was founded in 1828. Today, it is a university that coalesces  natural and engineering sciences with  humanities and social sciences, as well as medicine. 

Education

As a full-curriculum university with 17 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 119 programmes and covers a wide research spectrum. Its focuses of Biomedicine, Bioengineering, Materials sciences, Information technology, Microelectronics as well as Energy and Environment are considered exemplary in Germany and throughout Europe.

Research

As a university of technology, TU Dresden covers a broad scientific spectrum. It is internationally renowned for its research and provides excellent conditions for pioneering interdisciplinary research projects. Our research, which ranges from ground-breaking fundamental research to application-oriented projects with transfer relevance, is concentrated in five strategic Research Priority Areas (RPAs).

Career

We, the Career Service of TU Dresden, offer support during your entire degree programme and for up to 12 months after having finished your studies at our university. This service is free of charge.

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University Ranking

QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2025
234 12
2024
246 -46
2023
200
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2025
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2024
161 -5
2023
156
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2024
-
2023
201
2022
201
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2025
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2024
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2023
186
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Student services

"International Affairs" and the internationalisation of teaching and research are an integral part of TU Dresden's strategic development.

The International Office is one of the central points of contact if you need help in one of the following areas: 

  • you are an international student who wants to study at TU Dresden or who is already enrolled.
  • you are a TUD scientist who wants to exchange ideas with colleagues abroad and implement joint projects/programmes.
  • you are planning to participate in promotional activities for TUD abroad, such as student fairs or visits to partner institutions.

Housing services

At the beginning of your course, you will be looking for answers to a lot of questions. One of these is the question of where to live.

Whether you choose to live in a hall of residence or in your own flat, a wide variety of accommodation is available in Dresden.

The Studentenwerk Dresden’s halls of residence provide the best opportunity for living together with fellow students in close proximity to the University. Living here also avoids unexpected costs. You will find offers for both individualists and shared-accommodation enthusiasts here.

Library services

The Central Library is located on campus of the Dresden University of Technology

At this location you will find numerous books and journals as well as the textbook collection, the media collection, the Deutsche Fotothek, the map collection and a lot more.

ICT services

The Service Desk of the ZIH is the Single Point of Contact (SPOC) for all students and guests of the Technische Universität Dresden regarding all services offered by the ZIH.

The staff at the service desk assist you with all of your questions regarding the services on offer. Requests which cannot be answered immediately will be noted by the staff and are handed over to the respective experts.  

Medical services

The TU Dresden Welcome Center will provide a up-to-date list of general practitioners and specialised doctors speaking English or other languages. Please ask for it.

You can also look up a doctor who speaks a certain language in the Association of Statutory Health Insurance Physicians of Saxony‘s database. Note that the doctor but not all their staff may speak the respective language.

Campus life

TU Dresden’s main campus is located south of the Dresden city centre and can be easily reached by bus (bus lines 61, 66, 85) and by tram (tram lines 3 and 8) or via the A17 highway (exit: “Dresden Südvorstadt”). The university outer campuses are located in  Dresden-Blasewitz (University Hospital and “Biocampus”), in Dresden-Johannstadt (Lightweight Engineering and Polymer Technology), in Tharandt (Department of Forest Sciences), in Pirna (Institute of Waste Management) and in Zittau (IHI).

Sports facilities

TU Dresden's students have ample choice at the Dresden University Sports Centre to enroll themselves in various sports courses from A, like Aerobics to Q like Quidditch to Z like Zumba. There's also competitive team sports opportunities and for very good athletes, TU Dresden even offers scholarships.

The Commission for Quality in Teaching and Learning has accredited successfully numerous study programmes since its constitution on 19 May 2014. Starting with the programmes of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, the Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering and the Faculty of Computer Science all the study programmes are evaluated according to a certain schedule. This evaluation is a basis for the accreditation by the Commission.

Dresden, Saxony, Germany

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