Discover Dresden: 5 reasons why it's worth studying here

10. Juli 2024

Choosing where to study is a crucial decision that can shape your future. Situated in the heart of Germany, Dresden offers a compelling blend of academic excellence, cultural richness, strong business location, especially in the semiconductor industry, and practical advantages that make it an ideal destination for students.

1.  Dresden as a centre of science:
The city has the highest density of researchers in Germany and, since 2012, has been home to one of Germany's 11 universities of excellence. There are also 14 universities and 17 research institutes, including 11 Fraunhofer, Leibnitz, Max Planck and Helmholtz institutes. Academic and institutional research and science complement each other perfectly with innovation networks such as Silicon Saxony, one of the most powerful microelectronics and IT clusters in Europe, based in and around the city. Dresden International University, as the continuing education university of the TU Dresden, is well networked with all stakeholders. 

2. Innovation and research:
As a centre of innovation, Dresden excels in fields such as microelectronics, biotechnology and advanced materials. Students have unparalleled opportunities to learn and work with leading experts in their fields, equipping them for successful careers in a competitive global market. 

3. Affordable cost of living:
Unlike larger German cities, Dresden offers a more affordable cost of living without compromising on quality. From affordable housing options to reasonable daily expenses, students can enjoy a comfortable lifestyle while focusing on their academic pursuits. Dresden's rich cultural heritage is reflected in its stunning architecture, world-class museums, vibrant theatres and lively music festivals. The city's cultural scene offers students numerous opportunities to explore and immerse themselves in art, history and entertainment. 

4. Cultural vibrancy:
Dresden's rich cultural heritage is evident in its stunning architecture, world-class museums, vibrant theatres and lively music festivals. The city's cultural scene offers students many opportunities to explore and immerse themselves in art, history and entertainment. 

5. Language learning opportunities:
Knowledge of German is beneficial for both academic and professional prospects. The TUDIAS language school is conveniently located on campus, allowing students to improve their German language skills, which facilitates better integration into the local community and opens doors to career opportunities in Germany and beyond. 

Studying in Dresden offers a unique blend of academic rigour, cultural enrichment and practical benefits that contribute to a transformative educational experience. Whether you are drawn to cutting-edge research, cultural exploration or professional development, Dresden offers a supportive environment where students can thrive and succeed. 

At Dresden International University, we welcome students from all over the world to explore the opportunities that Dresden has to offer. A study experience in Dresden and at DIU promises not only academic excellence, but also personal growth and cultural enrichment. Discover why Dresden is the perfect place to start your academic journey and embrace the opportunities that await you. 

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