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The Dresden Experience

 

TU Dresden

 

Die Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) ist eine der Top 10 Universitäten in Deutschland und ist zu Recht stolz auf seine lange Tradition und seine modernen Einrichtungen, die nach der deutschen Wiedervereinigung 1990 entstanden sind. Fakultäten wie die der Wirtschaftswissenschaften, Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften sowie der Medizin wurden neu geschaffen und komplementieren den traditionell technischen und ingenieurswissenschaftlichen Fächerkanon. Demzufolge bietet die TU Dresden eine breite Vielfalt an Forschungsmöglichkeiten und Kursen und nahezu perfekte Voraussetzungen für interdisziplinäre Aufbaustudiengänge wie die Master-Programme in Molecular Bioengineering und Nanobiophysics.

Über 9000 Mitarbeiter, einschließlich 800 Professoren und Dozenten, garantieren den hohen Standard der Lehre und Forschung, die den Ruf der TU Dresden geprägt und über 35000 Studenten angelockt haben. 3500 von ihnen sind internationale Studenten aus ca. 100 verschiedenen Ländern. Die Betreuungsrelation von Lehrenden zu Studierenden ist ausgezeichnet und sorgt für eine persönliche Atmosphäre und hervorragende Studienbedingungen.

Studieren in Dresden

 

Obwohl Dresden während des Zweiten Weltkriegs fast vollständig zerstört wurde, wird es immer noch ?Elbflorenz? genannt. Die prächtigen Kunstsammlungen und beeindruckenden Barockbauten haben Dresden Weltruhm beschert. Daneben ist Dresden aber auch eine Stadt der Wissenschaft und Forschung sowie ein wichtiger Industriestandort.

Aber zuallererst ist es eine Kulturstadt ersten Ranges mit weltbekannten Ensembles wie der Sächsischen Staatsoper, der Staatskapelle und dem Kreuzchor.

 

Die Elbe teilt Dresden in die Altstadt und Neustadt. In der linkselbischen Altstadt reihen sich die berühmten barocken Gebäude und interessante Sehenswürdigkeiten aneinander: der Zwinger, das Grüne Gewölbe, die Gemäldegalerie, das Schloss, die Semperoper, die Hofkirche, das Taschenbergpalais, die Brühlsche Terrasse und die Dresdner Frauenkirche, die im Oktober 2006 nach 15-jährigem Wiederaufbau zum 800-jährigem Stadtjubiläum neu geweiht wurde. Alle Sehenswürdigkeiten sind gut zu Fuß zu erreichen.

Die Neustadt auf der anderen Elbseite dagegen versprüht die Aura des bürgerlichen Barock und zeigt, wie Dresden zur Zeit der industriellen Revolution war. Das große Areal zwischen Bautzener Straße und Prießnitzstraße, Bischofsweg und Königsbrücker Straße weist viele liebevoll restaurierte Häuser auf, die in interessanter Spannung mit alten baufälligen Gebäuden stehen. Die Äußere Neustadt, das Szene-Viertel Dresdens, hat besonders ansprechende Kontraste: bunte und exklusive Geschäfte, vornehme und einfache Restaurants, enge Straßen mit vielen Kneipen, Restaurants, Bars und Clubs.

Besonders erwähnenswert sind außerdem die drei Elbschlösser zwischen Albertbrücke und Blauem Wunder: Schloss Albrechtsberg, Lingnerschloss und Schloss Eckberg. Schloss Pillnitz und Schloss Moritzburg in der weiteren Umgebung sind ebenso einen Besuch wert. Sachsens Landeshauptstadt bettet sich ein in das Elbtal, eine der schönsten Flusslandschaften Europas.

10 Gründe, warum sich eine Bewerbung für unsere internationalen Master-Programme lohnt

  1. Du wirst von international führenden Forschern unterrichtet.
  2. Du bist Teil eines internationalen Umfelds und alle Kurse werden in Englisch angeboten.
  3. Du hast Zugang zu modern ausgestatteten Laboratorien und Computerpools.
  4. Du bist Teil eines Zentrums, das universitäre Forschung und Industrie unter einem Dach vereint.
  5. Du hast ausgezeichnete Zukunftsaussichten in post-gradualen Programmen wie der Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering oder in der sich neu entwickelnden Biotechnologie-Branche in Dresden.
  6. Du studierst an einer erstklassigen Universität.
  7. Du hast Zugang zu einer breiten Auswahl von Sport- und Freizeitaktivitäten der TUD.
  8. Du genießt einen hohen Lebensstandard bei gleichzeitig relativ niedrigen Lebenshaltungskosten.
  9. Du studierst in einer schönen Stadt mit großartigen Freizeitmöglichkeiten und einem pulsierenden Kultur- und Nachtleben.
  10. Du kannst Dich um finanzielle Unterstützung Deines Studiums in Dresden bewerben.

Students? Voices/Testimonials

Junwen aus China | Nanobiophysics | Jahrgang 2008-10 

Our BIOTEC is situated near the River Elbe. Studying here is not only very attractive due to the amazing scenery, but also due to the high level interdisciplinary center for research and studying, and the professors here are strict but very nice. From a famous Chinese saying, I would say that here is the right place for studying in this field because of the 'Good opportunity, favorable geographical location and support from the people'. Enjoying BIOTEC, enjoying my life!


Shashank aus Indien| EMM Nano | Jahrgang 2005-07

My EMM experience was one great roller-coaster ride through some of the world's most beautiful cities like Paris and Dresden! At the same time, it also brought me face to face with high-quality research at world renowned Max-Planck Institutes and the CNRS. Meeting fellow students from all around the world, sometimes countries I had never heard of before was, of course, the best part! I will certainly cherish and draw upon my experiences of these two years for the rest of my life.


Pablo aus Kolumbien | Molecular Bioengineering | Jahrgang 2008-10

To undertake the Master course in Molecular Bioengineering has been a really good decision. In the first place, it gave me the opportunity to meet and interact with people coming from different backgrounds in terms of country of origin, cultural context and education. Moreover, the structure of the program which integrates very interesting subjects like bionanotechnology, bioinformatics and genomics, among others, have awaken my scientific interest in fields which were unknown for me.

A very good advantage of the BIOTEC compared to other institutions is
its close interaction with the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, the Medical Theoretical Centre and the Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden, which provide us not only with a variety of projects for carrying out our master thesis but also with weekly seminars in different fields.

Dresden besides of being a beautiful, unforgettable and peaceful city located at the Elbe river and surrounded by amazing castles like Pillnitz and Moritzburg, is a very vivid place with good atmosphere and affordable prices for students. I have really enjoyed my time here in Dresden.


Stanley aus Indien | Nanobiophysics | Jahrgang 2008-10

After my Bachelor studies in Biotechnology I was looking for an interdisciplinary master program. The BIOTEC, TU Dresden offers exactly the same kind of course which I was interested in. It includes topics ranging from molecular biology to nanotechnology and molecular motors and offers a wide range of training in world class research facilities. The most advantageous part of this course is the lectures and lab courses by eminent professors from Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, IFW, BIOTEC and Leibniz-Institute.

The presence of highly motivated international students from many different countries is a great opportunity to learn about different cultures. The atmosphere at BIOTEC is very supportive and encouraging in terms of research and studying, e.g. this semester we participate in the iGEM competition organized by Massachussetts Institute of Technology/USA.

For me, Dresden - or as it is also known 'Florence on the Elbe? - is the most beautiful historical place in Germany that raised from its ashes like phoenix to prove its potential.


Julia aus Deutschland | Molecular Bioengineering | Jahrgang 2008-10

Die internationale Atmosphäre am BIOTEC und im Masterstudiengang gibt uns Studenten einen guten Einblick in die moderne Wissenschaft. Die Studenten kommen aus unterschiedlichen Disziplinen, was viele neue Blickwinkel eröffnet. In die Vorlesungen fließen die aktuellen Forschungsfragen und ?ergebnisse der Professoren ein und der direkte Kontakt mit ihnen macht es leicht, eine Stelle als studentische Hilfskraft im BIOTEC oder dem nahe gelegenen Max Planck Institut oder dem Medizinisch-Theoretischen Zentrum zu bekommen und dabei praktische Erfahrungen zu sammeln.

In Dresden zu leben und zu studieren ist wirklich großartig. Dresden bietet eine einzigartige Kombination aus Natur (Elbflorenz, Elbsandsteingebirge), Geschichte, Kultur und Partyleben, so dass keine Langeweile aufkommt. Und es ist ideal für Radfahrer!


Arthur aus Brasilien | EMM Nano | Jahrgang 2005-07

The EMM-Nano provides not only the opportunity to study at some of the best universities in Europe but also a rich intercultural environment! In my case, I had classmates from more than 20 different countries! It is an amazing chance to learn and share great experiences! The structure of the program gives the student plenty of freedom to adjust the curriculum according to his interests while giving the essential background which is necessary to such a broad field like nanotechnology.


Anja aus Russland | Nanobiophysics | Jahrgang 2008-10

Dresden is an awesome place for studying: on the one hand, it's a nice city full of young people and, on the other, one can find incredible facilities for research. There are plenty of ways to express yourself if you want to study biophysics or nanotechnology or both. In BIOTEC we as master students find any kind of support and this gives all the courage and inspiration which is needed for doing science.


Dennis aus Georgien | Molecular Bioengineering | Jahrgang 2007-09

Studying in BIOTEC is a lifetime opportunity to get into the exciting world of science. If science is your passion it will definitely be a right step to make towards a scientific career. If you are still undecided and you come to Dresden, the scientific environment here, attitude of the people and interdisciplinary approach of the program will definitely encourage you to get involved and eventually you will find yourself enjoying every moment of your stay in Dresden. And it is not all about science here, but also meeting great people, having fun at the parties and simply enjoying one of the most beautiful cities of Germany.


Saurabh aus Indien | EMM Nano | Jahrgang 2007-09

I made the transition from India to Europe in order to study the new emerging field Nanoscience through a program that is unique in the world and has a good international reputation. In the shape of the Erasmus Mundus program in Nanoscience and Nanotechnology there was a golden opportunity for me to study in any two of the world class renowned universities out of the four participating universities i.e. Catholic University Leuven, Delft University of Technology, Dresden University of Technology and Chalmers University by spending one year of my masters at each of the two universities. The biggest plus point of the program was that it was fully funded and was also offering a dual degree i.e. one each from the attended university. I accepted the offer for this program and came for my first year in Delft with my second year in Dresden.

Now when I am at the end of the second year and also the program, I could happily say that I made the right decision to join this program. The most incredible thing about the program which I experienced was that it integrates so many aspects of Nanoscience and nanotechnology on extensive basis, without sacrificing the level of details and quality of education.

For my second year, I came to Dresden University of Technology. I was very excited while coming here because of two main facts, firstly, I would get a chance to study and work at a place which is extensively focusing on Nanobiotechnology, the field in which I always wanted to do something and secondly half of my master?s course is finished J . Before coming here I read a lot about the researches going on at the BIOTEC faculty of T.U. Dresden which works in close collaboration with Max Plank Institutes, Max Bergmann Centre for Biomaterials and Medical Theoretical Center and was fascinated about it and this was the main motivation which compelled me to come to Dresden for my second year and do my thesis here.

During the first month in Dresden I got to learn about the German life style, made new friends and enhanced my party skills and then it was time to face real side of TU life ? the courses were sometimes challenging, though I had a biotechnology background. The weather in Dresden just complements the study environment with winds, surprise rain showers and the sun shining even at 10 in the night during summer.  I found new friends here, I learnt new culture from another country, went travelling magnificent places, to be concise things were the best as anyone could imagine. 

The best part about Dresden is after 5 pm your mind stops working and demands loud music and beer which means it?s party time. Almost every Friday night in Dresden has been special either in the beer hour at the BIOTEC or it was partying and dancing in a club or dinner at some friends? place. This just shows that Dresden lets you enjoy a perfect balance of student life.

Although the end of this adventure is near, bringing the sadness of goodbyes to friends and university, Dresden has given me one of the best experiences in my life, with knowledge, experiences and friends that I would stay in my mind and heart wherever I go.

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