Partner Technische Universitaet Dresden
Acronym TUD

Institutional Coordinator Gerard CULLEN
Tel/Skype/Viber +49 351 463 31684

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Partner Profile The Technische Universität Dresden, (TUD), is one of the largest technical universities in Germany and is a full university with 14 faculties including medicine, pedagogy etc.  As a former part of the Soviet bloc of East Germany, TUD has significant experience working with universities from the central European and former USSR regions.  TUD has extensive EU project experience having been involved in numerous Tempus and CBHE projects. With 18 faculties in five Schools, it offers a wide range of 124 degree courses and covers a broad research spectrum. It focuses are on Health Sciences, Biomedicine & Bioengineering, Information Technology & Microelectronics, Smart Materials & Structures, Energy, Mobility & Environment as well as Culture & Societal Change are considered exemplary in Germany and Europe. Since 2012, TUD has been one of Germany‘s “Universities of Excellence”. One of TU Dresden’s Research Priority Areas (RPAs) is Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering, which comprises four interconnected fields at the interface of basic and translational research:

Interdisciplinary fundamental research of physical concepts and principles that underlie the organisation of living matter (Cluster of Excellence: Physics of Life);

Stem Cells and Tissue Formation, which directly leads to Regenerative Therapies (CRTD – Center for Regenerative Therapies TU Dresden);

Research uncovering the causes of, and developing therapeutic approaches for, major diseases of modern societies, i.e. Cancer (OncoRay), Diabetes (DZD), and Neurodegeneration (DZNE) as well as other disorders of the brain, notably those tackled by the Psychological and Behavioral Sciences; and

Molecular Bioengineering, which provides an interface between biology and engineering (B CUBE, BIOTEC, Max Bergmann Center of Biomaterials).

In addition to these four established fields, an emerging research area is Systems Biology, where experimental and theoretical science meet. A particular strength of this RPA is the transdisciplinary networking of basic and translational researchers within TUD and its local non-university partners such as the MPI of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics. These research foci constitute a fertile ground for the advancement of young researchers, as exemplified by the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB), awarded in the 1st program phase of the Excellence Initiative.