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Research Institutions in Dresden

The University of Technology (TU) is one of eleven universities in Germany to be named a University of Excellence, which provided Dresden with a lot of attention in 2012. However, the city had already enjoyed a reputation as a city of scientific research for many years.

Institutes run by all the four major German research organizations can be found in Dresden. This means that both basic and practice-oriented research is carried out within an extremely compact area; one which offers both a highly capable infrastructure and large-scale devices. The focus is on the natural sciences and technology. Some 4,000 people work in non-university research.

University Research

Headed by Dresden University of Technology and the University of Applied Sciences, local university research is in excellent shape. With nine other colleges they cover all scientific disciplines, providing both basic and applied research.

Fraunhofer Society

Fraunhofer is Europe's largest organization for application-oriented research. Its biggest site is in Dresden, with 10 facilities and institutes.

Leibniz Association

The Leibniz Association institutes concentrate on application-oriented basic research and provide a scientific infrastructure.

Max Planck Society

The Max Planck Society carries out basic research and is involved in fields of research which are especially innovative and require a great deal of funding or time.

Helmholtz Association

Among other things, the Helmholtz Association uses its large-scale devices to carry out research into highly complex systems which have a profound influence on people and their environment.

DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence (CRTD)

The DFG-Research Center for Regenerative Therapies Dresden - Cluster of Excellence (CRTD) was founded as a research center by the German Research Foundation (DFG) and awarded the title 'Cluster of Excellence.'

Cooperative Research / Projects

Dresden's many institutions for basic and applied research do not work in isolation but concentrate their skills at their various points of contact.