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Information on HTW Dresden

Name and Address

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden – University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden)
Friedrich-List-Platz 1, D-01069 Dresden
Phone: +49 351 462 0
Fax: +49 351 462 2174
Internet: http//www.htw-dresden.de

ERASMUS University Coordinator

Juliane Terpe

Head of International Office
University of Applied Sciences Dresden
Friedrich-List-Platz 1

D-01069 Dresden

Phone: +49 351 462 3377
E-Mail: auslandsamt@htw-dresden.de

Academic calendar

The academic year is divided into two semesters:

Winter semester: from the beginning of October to the end of January

Exam period: the first 3 weeks of February

Summer semester: from the beginning of March to the end of June

Examination period: the first 3 weeks of July

Application period:

Winter semester: 15 June

Summer semester: 15 November

General description of the university

Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden – University of Applied Sciences (HTW Dresden)

The HTW Dresden is a university of applied sciences of the Free State of Saxony and a legal entity under public law. Universities of Applied Sciences are universities that have a much stronger practical orientation than universities. The HTW Dresden was founded in 1992 on the basis of the University of Transportation "Friedrich List". More than 5,000 students are currently enrolled in 8 different faculties and approximately 30 degree programmes.


  • Civil Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Spatial Information
  • Design
  • Informatics/Mathematics
  • Agriculture / Environment / Chemistry
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Business Administration

In addition to the full-time courses and programmes in direct study, the university also offers correspondence courses in the fields of Communication Technology and Surveying.

University Library

The University Library serves as a public scientific library for teaching, research, and study, as well as for professional and general education. It collects and gives access to media in a central and a branch library.

The Central Library has a stock of approximately 172,000 monographs, 340 journal subscriptions and approximately 57,000 electronic media (e-books, e-journals, databases). In addition to more than 200 study desks (some with PCs), the modern Central Library also offers group rooms and individual study cabins.

The user registration takes place in the Central Library.


Language Centre

in the Language Centre language training takes place using modern multimedia tools. The independent study centre (multimedia lab) significantly expands the possibilities of autonomous learning by encouraging experimental, creative and playful knowledge acquisition. It provides access to current information for further processing in projects, and motivation to take on more responsibility for the increase in knowledge, as well as the development of interests, learning and project communities. Units can be taken in different languages and at different levels, mainly in English, French, Russian, Spanish and German for foreigners. In addition, rhetoric courses are very popular among students.

IT Service Centre

The IT Service Centre s responsible for building a distributed cooperative computerized delivery system and its effective use for student education, research and the rational resolution of administrative tasks.

The University has a modern communication infrastructure throughout its two central buildings. The network provides the required communication services (also e-mail) to all university departments.

International Relations

The HTW Dresden maintains cooperation agreements with approximately 160 foreign universities. These diverse contacts form the basis for international cooperation in teaching and research, as well as for the exchange of students, university teachers and researchers.

In order to promote student, lecturer, and staff mobility in Europe, HTW Dresden participates in the ERASMUS and LEONARDO exchange programs of the European Union. The HTW Dresden is also interested in expanding these connections.

As part of the ERASMUS programme, the HTW Dresden works together with more than 150 universities in 25 European countries.


What does Dresden offer as a university city?

The Elbe Valley is one of the most magical landscapes in Germany. Along the river between the border with the Czech Republic and the Meissen region, the Elbe slopes are lined with vineyards and romantic castles. Just outside of Dresden you will find the Elbe Sandstone Mountains, a region also known as "Saxon Switzerland". With its bizarre rock formations, it is considered a challenge even for ambitious climbers.

The city of Dresden is often referred to as "Elbflorenz". It owes its reputation as a city of art to its famous buildings, such as the Royal Castle, the Zwinger, the Semper Opera House and the rich art galleries and churches, which were built mainly in the style of the Renaissance and the Baroque. That old Dresden is no longer in its original form today. On 13 February 1945, just 12 weeks before the end of World War II, the old city was completely destroyed by bombing raids.

Even the most important and beautiful church from the Baroque period, the Frauenkirche, caught fire and collapsed. For a long time, the ruin was a memorial to peace and later became the meeting place of the opposition movement in Dresden. Since then, most of the historic buildings have been returned to their former glory, and the famous Frauenkirche was rebuilt in time for the 800th anniversary of Dresden in 2006.

What else does Dresden offer besides world-famous art treasures and historic buildings? Dresden can refer to a long cultural tradition. Here Carl Maria von Weber, the composer of the "Freischütz", worked as the royal court music director; here Richard Wagner staged, among other things, the "Flying Dutchman". But the cultural scene of the city does not just offer the classics, it also offers interesting modern productions on its numerous large and small stages. Every year in May, the whole city swings to the Dixieland rhythm, and continues on partying in the summer at the traditional Elbe Riverbanks Festival (Elbhangfest), the art festival, or the"Colorful Republic Neustadt" Festival ("Bunte Republik Neustadt").

Speaking of partying: Nowhere in Germany are there so many student clubs as in Dresden!

The vision of our university is to become more and more a hub between the western and the eastern world, not only for economic exchange, but also for political and philosophical dialogue. We see this as a challenge to take on, in order to find mutual understanding and new ways to solve problems.

Last changed: 24.01.2019  |  Author: International Office HTW Dresden