Technische Universität Dresden
The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of eleven German universities that were identified by the German government as a ‘University of Excellence’. TUD has about 36.000 students and almost 8.000 employees, 500 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today. TUD is strong in research, offering first-rate programs with an overwhelming diversity, with close ties to culture, industry and society. As a modern full-status university with 14 departments, it offers a wide academic range. The TUD emphasizes international cooperation, and encourages its students to participate early on in both teaching and research. More specifically: interdisciplinary cooperation among various fields is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region's numerous science institutions – including Fraunhofer institutes, Leibniz institutes and Max Planck institutes. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honored the university with currently twelve endowed chairs. The TUD prides itself for its international flavor and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide. Furthermore, TUD is the only university in East Germany, which has been granted a graduate school and a cluster of excellence in Germany’s excellence initiative.