Hyderabad: Located in one of the most beautiful cities in Germany, Dresden, Technical University of Dresden’s origin can be traced back to 1828 when it was founded as the Royal Saxon Technical School. Today, TU Dresden is a modern, multidisciplinary university and one of the biggest technical universities in Germany. The university is one of eleven German universities which succeeded in the Excellence Initiative in 2012, thus getting the title of a “University of Excellence”. It is also a member of TU9, an association of the nine leading German Institutions of Technology.
With 18 faculties in five areas, the university offers a wide range of 124 courses and covers a broad research spectrum with areas of focus on biomedicine and bioengineering, materials science, information technology and microelectronics, energy and the environment, as well as culture and social change. The various faculties in its five schools include Faculty of Biology, Faculty of Psychology, Faculty of Mathematics, Faculty of Chemistry & Food Chemistry, Faculty of Physics, Faculty of Law, Faculty of Linguistics, Literature & Cultural Studies, Faculty of Education, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences, Faculty of Architecture, Faculty of Business & Economics, Faculty of Civil Engineering, Faculty of Environmental Sciences, Faculty of Transport & Traffic Sciences, Faculty of Electrical & Computer Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science, Faculty of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Faculty of Mechanical Science & Engineering, Faculty of Computer Science and Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus.
About 36,000 students are enrolled at TUD – more than three times as many as in 1990 (11,220 students). Internationally, the TUD has earned a good reputation, about one eighths of its students come from abroad. Today, about 5,000 scientists from 70 countries are working at the Technische Universität Dresden. The Dresden University of Technology comprises highly-qualified and experienced faculty members. The team of faculty members also includes professionals and scholars of respective fields. The university maintains world-class infrastructure including hi-tech laboratories, art studios, computer labs, and libraries offering research-driven education.
TU Dresden is ranked 157 in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education, 179 in QS World University Rankings by Top Universities, 182 in Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report, and 201 in Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University. The university has an overall score of 4.3 stars, according to student reviews on Studyportals, the best place to find out how students rate their study and living experience at universities from all over the world. The university ranks among the best universities worldwide for engineering and technology, particularly among the top 100 worldwide, top 30 in Europe, and top 10 in Germany. It is especially reputed in civil engineering. The university’s business school counts as “excellent”, and has a strong regional influence in Saxonia. It is particularly reputed for graduates in industrial engineering and business information system.
As a university of technology, TU Dresden covers a broad scientific spectrum. It is internationally renowned for its research and provides excellent conditions for pioneering interdisciplinary research projects. Its research, which ranges from ground-breaking fundamental research to application-oriented projects with transfer relevance, is concentrated in five strategic Research Priority Areas (RPAs).
Notable Alumni of this university include Fritz Bleyl, Architect and painter of expressionism; Kwong-Chai Chu, Chinese hydraulic engineer who received his Chinese Institute of Engineers Award in 1947; and Erik von Frenckell, a sports administrator, member of IOC and vice president of FIFA.
The article has been written with inputs from Ms. Linda Oecknick, EU Consulting!
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