A strong union

The DIU is a network university with numerous advantages for the students. Without a state budget and grants from investors or sponsors, the DIU can only fulfil its tasks if it understands itself as a node in a functional network. And that is why there is an extensive and increasingly branching national and international network for the entire university as well as for individual study courses, such as Installation Engineering, B.Eng., Clinical research, M.Sc., Prevention-, therapy- and rehabilitation sciences, B.Sc., Vehicle safety and traffic accident research, M.Sc. and many more.

As a network university, the DIU traditionally relies on the scientific competence of university teachers and practice experts, laboratory and computer capacity, training places in health care and library services at state institutions and companies.

Not all study programmes offered by the DIU take place in Dresden. The necessity to teach students at the places of their practical training and the international claim of the DIU to realize its mission statement in a geographical network leads to a functionally justified, national and international commitment.

The strategy for attracting students is internationally oriented. The DIU pursues strategic partnerships with companies, government institutions, research institutes and professional associations in order to develop new study programmes attract students and provide financial support through sponsoring. A special strategic partnership exists with the Technical University of Dresden. As its complement, the DIU focuses on the strategy of an individualized educational style that takes into account the personal needs of the individual student and distinguishes itself apart from the mass operations of the large universities. Teaching at DIU takes place in small groups from 10 to 35 participants.

The Dresden International University (DIU) is part of the Technische Universität Aktiengesellschaft (TUDAG). The TUDAG is a transferring company and combines the research competencies of the TU Dresden and other research institutions with the requirements of industry. The transfer refers to technological, medical but also business topics and takes place in the form of projects / degrees, study programmes / certificates or start-ups.

Other companies that belong to the TUDAG network and with which the DIU is more closely linked are the European Institute for Postgraduate Education GmbH - EIPOS, GWT-TUD GmbH and TU Dresden’s Institute of Advanced Studies - TUDIAS.

EIPOS GmbH offers demand-oriented further training for experienced engineers, architects and comparably qualified specialists and managers from business and administration with first-class speakers, high-quality course organization and individual customer service. EIPOS is our partner for the part-time courses of study Real Estate Management and Preventive Fire Protection.

The GWT-TUD GmbH focuses itself on the support and consultation of researchers and scientists with solution-oriented services and acts as project related transfer consultant between current knowledge and its implementation in the newest technologies. The services of the GWT-TUD close the gap between science and economics and offer creative leeway to scientists in their research projects.

TU Dresden’s Institute of Advanced Studies - TUDIAS.
In its modern classrooms TUDIAS offers language classes, preparatory German classes, courses for professional further education as well as training courses for university applicants and current students.


Cooperation partners for DIU’s departments and study programmes

Department of Education, Communication and Culture

The Dresden School of Culture - sponsor of the DIU Master's programme "Culture + Management, M.A."


Graduates of the Master's programme Human Communication - Communication Psychology and Management, M.A. founded the association "Human Communication".


Department of Healthcare

Cooperation partners for the Bachelor's and Master's degree courses in Chiropractic, B.Sc., M.Sc.

Chiropractic Academy - Bad Oeynhausen

Cooperation partners for the Bachelor and Master courses Osteopathy, B.Sc./M.Sc. and the Master courses Sport Osteopathy, M.Sc. and Children's Osteopathy, M.Sc.

Osteopathy School Germany

Cooperation partners for the Bachelor's and Master's courses in Osteopathic Therapy, B.Sc., M. Sc.

Holistéa - European College for Osteopathy Vocational Training GmbH

Cooperation partners for the training courses accompanying the Bachelor's degree courses in Midwifery, B.Sc., Nursing, B.Sc., Physiotherapy, B.Sc.

University Hospital Dresden/ Carus Academy

WAD Academy of Education Dresden

Chemnitz Clinic/Medical Vocational School

University Hospital Leipzig / Medical Vocational School

Institute for Health and Social Affairs Großröhrsdorf

DRK Hospital Chemnitz-Rabenstein/ Medical Vocational School

DRK Educational Institution Saxony

Elblandkliniken Dresden/ Medical Vocational School

Cooperation partners for the training accompanying the Bachelor of Emergency Medical Services, B.Sc.

Care of the Elderly and Emergency Sanitation School Werdau

Cooperation partners for the Bachelor of Prevention, Therapy and Rehabilitation Sciences, B.Sc.

Kiediasch Sports School - Stuttgart

Präha Academy GmbH

PHYTHERAS - Physiotherapeutic Training Centre in Bad Krozingen

DO Physio - State-recognized physiotherapist and massage school e.V.

Cooperation partners for the bachelor's degree in Application-oriented Nursing Sciences, B.Sc.

Straubing Rehab Centre

St. Elisabeth Straubing Hospital

University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus Dresden


Department of Engineering

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Vehicle Safety and Traffic Accident Research, M.Sc.

Traffic accident research at the TU Dresden

Content and distribution supporters

Daimler AG

Federal Highway Research Institute (BASt)


TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH

Audi AG

BMW Group

Robert Bosch GmbH

Accident Research of Insurers (UDV)

FSD vehicle system data GmbH

Traffic accident research at the TU Dresden GmbH

 Volkswagen AG

Cooperation partners for the bachelor's degree in Installation Engineering, B.Eng.


 Züblin steel construction

WWV heat recovery

Rohrer Group

IHK Educational Center Dresden

Vocational school centre for technology Gustav Anton Zeuner

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Management, Safety and Health at Work, M.Sc.

Institute for Work and Health of the German Statutory Accident Insurance

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Real Estate Management, M.Sc.

European Institute for Postgraduate Education GmbH - EIPOS

Tongji University in Shanghai

Saxony University of Cooperative Education - Leipzig State Study Academy

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Non-destructive Testing, M.Sc.

University of Saarland, Saarbrücken

Fraunhofer Institutes of Non-Destructive Testing, Saarbrücken and Dresden

German Society of Non-Destructive Testing (DGZfP),Berlin

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Preventive Fire Protection, M.Eng.

European Institute for Postgraduate Education GmbH - EIPOS


Department of Medical Science

Association for the Promotion of the Master's programme in Medical Law, LL.M.

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme Clinical Research, M.Sc.

Harvard TH Chan School of Public Health

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Periodontology and Implant Therapy, M.Sc.

German Society for Periodontology e.V.


Department of Business, Law and Management

Cooperation partners for the Master's programme in Economics and Law, MBA; LL.M.

GFS Tax and Business School

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