TU Dresden

22.07.2019 News

TU Dresden retains its title as University of Excellence

© Amac Garbe

© Amac Garbe

Everybody at our university is excited: TU Dresden has received permanent funding as a University of Excellence! This was announced on Friday afternoon 19. July 2019 at a press conference given by the German Council of Science and Humanities. The decision was made by the Excellence Commission, comprised of the Committee of Experts as well as federal and state ministers of research. TU Dresden is one of a total of 11 Universities of Excellence in Germany and the only University of Excellence in the eastern German federal states (except Berlin).

At TU Dresden, the result was met with euphoric applause. In response, the Rector, Prof. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, emphasised the importance of this title for the strategic development of the university: "We have been funded as a University of Excellence for seven years and, thanks to the measures realised with this support, we have managed to join the ranks of Germany's top universities. For example, we have used that funding to attract top national and international scientists to TU Dresden, optimise our structures and processes, and intensify cooperations with non-university research institutions within the DRESDEN-concept alliance. Our new strategy for the coming years until 2028 was based on these achievements and convinced the reviewers of our merits and potential. I would like to thank everyone involved in the preparation of the proposal and in the participation of the on-site assessment!"

Complete press release of the TU Dresden