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Dresden University of Technology

Dresden, Germany


Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine

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History, Affiliations and Rankings

In 1828,  Dresden University Of Technology was established in Dresden as the Technische Bildungsanstalt (Technical Institute). Even back then, the institute was able to recruit notable professors, like Johann Andreas Schubert, the builder of the first operational German steam locomotive "Saxonia." The Bildungsanstalt, which had already evolved into a polytechnic institute by that time, advanced to become the Königlich Sächsische Technische Hochschule (Royal Saxon Polytechnic Institute) in 1890. It was elevated to the rank of a university in 1961. The university is fully accredited by the Saxon Ministry of Science and Art. German Universities Excellence Initiative, Partnership of a European Group of Aeronautics and Space UniversitieS (PEGASUS), Top International Managers in Engineering (T.I.M.E.) and Conference of European Schools for Advanced Engineering Education and Research (CESAER). Technische Universität Dresden secured the ranking of #=194 in the latest QS World University Rankings. U.S. News and World Report ranked the University at #185 in Best Global Universities (tie), #74 in Best Global Universities in Europe (tie) and #11 in Best Global Universities in Germany (tie). 

Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses

TU Dresden’s main campus is located south of the Dresden city centre and can be easily reached. The buildings on the main campus mainly date back to three different periods of history: the beginning of the campus development starting in 1890, which is characterised by the planning and building design of Martin Dülfer; the post-war years from 1950, when Hermann Glöckner left his architectural imprints on the campus and the modern era, from 1990, with its exposed concrete buildings erected during the post-reunification construction boom.  It has a vast and diverse scientific spectrum that only a few other German universities can match as a modern comprehensive, multi-discipline university with 17 faculties. Natural Sciences and Mathematics, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Engineering Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences, Medicine, and Teacher Training are the university's six departments.

Accomplishments and Alumni 

Technische Universität Dresden is one of Germany's and Europe's best universities. It is well-known for its research and is regarded as one of the best in terms of the variety and quality of academic programmes it offers. It is also strongly linked to culture, business, and society. In the German Universities Excellence Initiative, the university is one of eleven institutions in the country to be designated as a "University of Excellence." It is also a member of TU9, an association of Germany's top nine technology institutions. The list of achievements at the university is seemingly endless. Alumni from the university can be found all over the world. Katja Kipping, Senator for Integration, Labour and Social Affairs of Berlin, Maria Reiche, German-Peruvian mathematician and Reimund Neugebauer, President of the Fraunhofer Society are among the noteworthy names.

Student Diversity and Visiting Companies

The university has a total of 30,588 students enrolled, including 6,241 first-year students. There are 5,023 employees who are paid from the budget. The student body is quite varied, with students from all walks of life. Students from Saxony makeup 43% of the student body, followed by 21% from other former East German federal states, 20% from former West German federal states, and 16% from other countries. ?The Career Service assists all TU Dresden students in launching their professional careers and provides guidance during the decision-making process. BMW Group, Bosch, Volkswagen AG, Accenture, Deloitte, and Amazon are among the top employers of university graduates.

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