Dresden University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden)

Dresden University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992. It is the second-largest university in the capital of the state of Saxony. Engineering, economics, design, and 'green' disciplines constitute the four pillars that more than 40 forward-looking diploma, bachelor's, and master's degree programmes in civil engineering/architecture, electrical engineering, informatics, product design, machine engineering, and business administration are based on. These degree programmes include a number of subjects that are unique to post-secondary education in Saxony such as agriculture, horticulture, landscape planning and development, environmental monitoring and analysis, geoinformatics and surveying, as well as geoinformatics and cartography.

With 8 faculties, approximately 170 professors, and more than 5,000 students, the university is large enough to integrate the different disciplines successfully and generate a high synergistic effect. On the other hand, it is still manageable enough to facilitate personal dialogue in individual courses.

Mission statement
Dresden University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992, and the institution has developed a significant engineering and economics profile that is complemented by artistic skill. The university possesses a regional and international focus and a broad range of practical experience-oriented programmes combined with diverse experience in applied research projects.

The programmes are at the centre of our activities at HTW Dresden. Instructional lectures in small groups, individual support, and a clearly structured schedule enable the programme to be completed within the regular period. Transfer of the required professional and methodical knowledge and social skills takes place based on scientific knowledge, and the combination of career, studies, and family is equally important to students as it is to employees.

The study programmes at HTW Dresden may be completed alongside regular employment and fulfil the requirements of our practical partners. A high degree of internship time within the curriculum and internships and theses at participating companies enable graduates to start with their careers as easily as possible. Varied professional development activities promote a lifelong love of learning. Personal bonds developed throughout the programme are also fostered by the alumni network.

At HTW Dresden, the unification of instruction and research as well as the transfer of knowledge from the results of current research are actively promoted. The research profile is application-oriented and interdisciplinary, corresponds with our core competence, and is being constantly refined. The university is part of a network of companies, research, and educational institutions, associations, and lobbyists. Cooperative promotional events help support the scientific achievements of future students.

Quality assurance is one of HTW Dresden's most essential principles. A quality management system enables processes applied during lectures, research, and administration to be documented and improved, and also increases the transparency of decision-making procedures.

HTW Dresden works according to the merit system, which stimulates motivation to work effectively, generates a feeling of solidarity between members and associates, and creates pride in what has been achieved. The university places value on equality and an environment that is conducive to social, cultural, and ecological harmony. It is dedicated to the concept of sustainability and the inclusion of all people, independent of their social, ethnic, or religious origins.