Founded in 1828, Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is a full-scale university with 14 faculties, covering a wide range of fields in science and engineering, humanities, social sciences and medicine. The university emphasises interdisciplinary cooperation, and in both teaching and research its students participate early on in 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, Max Planck institutes and institutes belonging to the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz society. The TUD encourages researchers who make discoveries; it watches out for their legal rights and fosters the quick transfer of new technologies and discoveries to the marketplace. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, businesses have honoured the university with endowed chairs. Specifically, leading companies have established eleven endowed professorships at the university. The TUD prides itself for its international flavour and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide.
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