The TU Dresden Motto
“Knowledge builds bridges” – this is the motto of the TU Dresden. On the occasion of the 175th anniversary of the university, the following position was developed.
TU Dresden: synergy between people and technology, between society, science, and business: this is the goal of our research and our services for lifelong learning in all disciplines. Connected both internationally and among different disciplines, praxis-oriented and close to industry, technically competent and interculturally oriented. Reform-minded and with a clear understanding of service.
The TU Dresden is counted among the strongest research universities in Germany.
It cooperates closely with companies and other scientific institutions worldwide. As with research projects, its educational offerings are also praxis- and innovation-oriented. These achievements are based on a solid foundation: a spectrum of disciplines unparalleled in breadth and balance that promotes networking among the engineering, medical, natural, and social sciences and the humanities.
Companies gain TU Dresden graduates with a high degree of technical and social competence.
Foreign language education and general education are a fixture in every course of study – unique in Germany. Integrated internships assure that students and companies get to know each other early on. Consequently, many programmes are interculturally oriented and are part of an international network, with opportunities at partner universities on every continent. The distance learning programme in technical subjects – one-of-a-kind in Germany- and the continually growing selection of online courses provide a high level of flexibility and mesh first-time undergraduate education with continuing education.
Studying at the TU Dresden is fun
The university looks after its students. They value its service as well as the wide variety of extracurricular athletic, cultural, and informational programmes. The opinion of the student body counts for a lot: student initiatives that organize their own classes, a self-made model for student evaluations of instruction, and an engaged student government are the results.
The TU Dresden is a prominent location factor for Saxony
It is one of the largest employers in the state and is a crystallization point for the establishment of innovative high-tech and service companies. The basis for this is an efficient transfer of research and knowledge, part of which is a unique model for supporting invention, a network that supports entrepreneurs, and the participation of the university in businesses to market academic and scientific services. Internationally noted conferences and transnational partnerships in the Euro-region Poland-Czech Republic-Germany solidify the TU Dresden’s reputation as a bridge between east and west in the centre of Europe.