TU Dresden Ranking and Address

TU Dresden Information

The Dresden University of Technology (TU Dresden) is a public university placed amongst Germany’s oldest technical-academic institutions. Commonly named in German as the Technische Yniversität Dresden, it is considered as the most extensive educational establishment in Dresden, and Saxony’s largest institution as well. The TU Dresden ranking is joint 15th best university in Germany, and 230th in the world. Similarly rated German colleges include University of Cologne, Universität Mainz, RWTH Aachen University, and Technical University of Berlin.

It is included among the top ten biggest universities in Germany. It is an affiliate of the TU9 group, a conglomerate of nine leading of technology institutes in the country.

The founding of TU Dresden dates back to 1828, when a saxon technical school was established to train the existing workforce in the fields of ship construction, mechanical engineering and mechanics. Its name was changed to the königlich-sächsisches polytechnikum (royal saxon polytechnic) in 1871. It was during this year that courses such as history and languages were first integrated into its curriculum. The name that it goes under now was adapted in 1961.

A highlight of its expansion was in 1990, when TU Dresden incorporated the forestry college in Tharandt. Several developments were further undertaken such as the conjunction of the faculty of transport science; Dresden college of engineering; and the medical faculty. In 1991, faculties of law and information technology were added, followed by the faculties of education and economics in 1993.

The TU Dresden showcases first class expertise in the fields of computer science, electrical engineering, engine construction, traffic logistics and photo optics. The courses TU Dresden offers particularly in economics, medicine, engineering, architecture, business administration and psychology are ranked the best in “wirtschaftswoche” (economics weekly), a German professional magazine. Likewise, the university is well reputed to have a great number of industrialists especially engaged in bioscience business.

The Dresden University of Technology, in its effort to be more autonomous in decision making and to be independent from national assistance, has established an outlet in Hanoi the capital city of Vietnam, which offers a graduate program in mechatronics. TU Dresden has also set up links with many other top universities such as Georgetown University, Harvard Medical School, Tongji University and Boston university.

The university has fourteen faculties, nearly all of which are housed south of the city on the main campus. The faculty of medicine however, is located East of the city near the river, and the college of of forestry is located in Tharandt.

TU Dresden Address

The TU Dresden address is Helmholtzstr. 10, Dresden 01069 Germany.

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TU Dresden Ranking, Address and Quick Facts

Motto: Wissen schafft Brücken (English: Knowledge creates bridges).
Known as Technische Universität Dresden in Germany; the Dresden University of Technology name is often shortened to TU Dresden.

TU Dresden ranking
University world Ranking – Times 400 (UK)
= 243
University world Ranking – Jiaotong 500 (China)
305 to 402
University world Ranking – Newsweek 100 (USA)
European Rank (Jiaotong)
124 to 172
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TU Dresden; German University List

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