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Technische Universität Dresden, Germany

The Technische Universität Dresden dates back to the Technische Bildungsanstalt Dresden, founded in 1828 <>  and, thus, ranks among the oldest technical-academic educational establishments in Germany.
The TU Dresden has about 35.000 students  <> and almost 4.200 permanent employees (excepting the Faculty of Medicine), 419 professors among them, and, thus, is the largest university in Saxony, today.
TU Dresden is a multi-discipline university, also offering humanities and social sciences as well as medicine. Many degrees which can be obtained at TU Dresden are internationally acknowledged. The bachelor’s <http://>  degree was introduced at the end of the 1990s and is now awarded in all humanities and social sciences study courses. The master’s <>  degree can be obtained in numerous courses as well. Also, it is to be emphasised that the Technische Universität Dresden is Germany’s only non-distance university to offer a degree in mechanical engineering and civil engineering by correspondence course ("Dresdner Modell"). TU Dresden complements this broad offer of course programmes by participating in the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS <> ).  TU Dresden has introduced this system at almost all faculties and, thus, is one of the forerunners among German universities. Students also benefit from this practice-oriented and interdisciplinary co-operation as teachings and research are based on the principle of incorporating students and graduates into current research tasks as soon as possible. Close contact between companies, professors and students forms the basis for co-operation, without which the settlement of important industries in Dresden during recent years would hardly have been possible.