University of Dresden

Technical University of Dresden, Germany, it is the largest center of higher education in Dresden, at the same time, it is the largest university in the German state of Saxony and one of the top ten universities in Germany, the history of the university dates back to 1828, making it one of the oldest technical academies in Germany, students at the Technical University of Dresden in Germany about 36,000 students enrolled in Dresden, while internationally the University of Dresden has gained a good reputation, where about a third of its students come from abroad.

University of Dresden
University of Dresden

University of Dresden Rankings

TU Dresden is ranked 157th in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

  • 179 in the QS World University Rankings by the best universities, and 182nd in the German World University Rankings of the Best Universities.
  • 201 in the Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao.

Specialties of the University of Dresden

There are many disciplines at this university including the following:

  • Faculty of Biology.
  • Faculty of Psychology.
  • Faculty of Mathematics.
  • Faculty of Chemistry and Food Chemistry.
  • Faculty of Physics.
  • Faculty of Law.
  • Faculty of Linguistics, Arts and Cultural Studies.
  • Faculty of Education.
  • Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences.
  • Faculty of Architecture.
  • Faculty of Business and Economics.
  • Faculty of Civil Engineering.
  • Faculty of Environmental Sciences.
  • Faculty of Transport and Traffic Sciences.
  • Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering.
  • Faculty of Computer Science.
  • Faculty of Mechanical Sciences and Engineering.
  • Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering.
  • Faculty of Computer Science.
  • Faculty of Engineering and Medicine.

 Academic Disciplines of the University of Dresden

Agriculture, Forestry and Environment Journalism and Media Public Health Human Medicine and Dentistry Veterinary Medicine Social Sciences and Humanities Applied Sciences Art, Music, Design Law, Science Language Policy and its studies Culture, Economics, Business Administration, Psychology, Psychiatry and Computer Engineering.

History of the University of Dresden

Technische Universität Dresden, abbreviated TUD and often translated as "Dresden University of Technology") is a public research university, the largest institute of higher education in Dresden, the largest university in Saxony and one of the top 10 universities in Germany with 32,389 students as of 2018.

The name Technische Universität Dresden has been used since only 1961; however, the history of the university dates back almost 200 years to 1828.

This makes it one of the oldest colleges of technology in Germany and one of the oldest in the country, which today refers in German to institutes of higher education covering the whole curriculum.  

The university is a member of TU9, a consortium of nine leading German institutes in technology.The university is one of eleven German universities that passed the Excellence Initiative in 2012 and thus received the title of "University of Excellence".TU Dresden has passed all three rounds of the Excellence Initiative for German Universities (Concept of the Future, Graduate Schools).

In 1828, with the beginning of industrialization, the Technical School of Saxony was created to train skilled workers in technological subjects such as mechanics, mechanical engineering and shipbuilding.

In 1871, the year of the founding of the German Empire, the institute was renamed the Royal Saxon Institute of Applied Arts (Königlich-Sächsisches Polytechnikum).

Around this time, non-technical subjects such as history and languages were introduced, by the end of the nineteenth century, the Institute had become a university covering all disciplines.

In 1961 it got its current name, Technische Universität Dresden (TU Dresden).

Upon German reunification in 1990, the university had already included the Forstliche Hochschule Forest College, formerly known as the Royal Saxon Academy of Forestry, in a small town near Tharant.  

This was followed by the merger of the Dresden School of Engineering (Ingenieurshochschule Dresden), the Hochschule für Verkehrswe School of Transport, the Faculty of Transport Sciences and the Carl-Gustav Carus (Medizinische Akademie or MedAk for short).

Some faculties have been recently established: faculties of information technology (1991), law (1991), education (1993) and economics (1993).

In 2009, TU Dresden, all the Dresden Institutes of the Fraunhofer Society, the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Scientific Community, the Max Planck Society and the Forschungszentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, which will soon be merged into the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers, published a letter of common intent with the name K.

The synergy between research and education in Dresden to develop excellence and modernity, which refers to the aspirations of elites around the world, which was recognized as the first time that the four major elite institutions announced after graduation an on-campus collaboration with the university.

Information about the University of Dresden

Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the largest technical universities to study with within Germany and is among the largest and fastest growing universities in Germany.  

The University of Dresden has 18 faculties in five faculties, TUD offers a variety of 121 study programmes and covers a wide range of research in priority research areas (RPA), health sciences, biomedicine, bioengineering, information technology, microelectronics, intelligent technology materials, structures, energy, mobility and environment as well as culture and societal change.

Since 2012, TUD has been one of eleven "distinguished universities", the central elements of which are the work strategy of the "Synergistic Association".  

TUD represents values such as tolerance and universality and expresses these values regularly, publicly and visually, as of November 1, 2019, TU Dresden will receive ongoing funding under the Strategy of Excellence of the Federal and State Governments.

About 32,400 students were enrolled in the TUD – three times what it was in 1990 (11,220 students).  

Internationally, TUD has gained an excellent reputation, about seven students come from abroad.

Today, about 8,300 employees from 70 countries work at TUD, the University of Dresden is one of the most innovative universities in Europe ("Reuters' Top 100 Universities: The Most Innovative Universities in Europe").  

Third-party funding increased from €102.7 million (2005) to €269.3 million (2016); annual patent applications from €71 million (2004) to 183 million (2016).

This is the motto of TUD, through its unique training offerings, research projects and networks, TUD builds bridges between scientific disciplines, between industry and science, between East and West, between municipality and mosque, and between generations.

The "TU Dresden – Connected to the World" internationalization strategy includes international university partnerships with selected universities such as King's College London, TU Delft, Wrocław University of Science and Technology, Trento University, Osaka University, POSTECH in South Korea and the WYSS Institute in Harvard.

Faculty of Medicine of the University of Dresden

The Faculty of Medicine at the Carl Gustav Karos University of the University of Dresden offers a variety of specialties and specialties through degree courses, medical care, dental care, public health and medical radiation sciences, more than 2.800 students currently enrolled in these subjects in Dresden.

  • Scientific teaching with an emphasis on practical experience and interdisciplinary exchange is a hallmark of studying medicine in Dresden.
  • The successive Master's program "Medical Radiation Sciences" is a good example of this approach.
  • During two years of active practical training, students not only acquire basic knowledge in physics, biology, chemistry, technology and medicine, but also obtain a Medical Physicist Certificate (MPE) from the German nuclear supervisory authorities.
  • The concept, organization and teaching of this Master's programme is mainly realized by professors and research assistants at OncoRay-Center.
  • In terms of research, the Faculty of Medicine focuses on metabolic, neurological, psychological and oncological diseases.  
  • Cross-cutting special interests within these focal points are degeneration, regeneration, imaging, technology development, immunology and inflammation as well as prevention and healthcare research.
  • TU Dresden University School of Medicine places great value on international exchange.
  • Staff from 73 countries work in medicine at the University of Dresden.  
  • In addition, there are many collaborations with researchers and teams from all over the world.

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