Structure and Facilities

[Translate to English:] Gang N-Gebäude
HTW Dresden / Peter Sebb

Research at Faculties

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    Civil Engineering

    Building materials, railway construction, geotechnics, structural engineering, road construction, water engineering

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    Product and communication design

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    Electrical Engineering

    Elect. Machines & Drives, Electrostatics, Railways & Systems, Vehicle Electronics, Switchgear, Signal Processing, Semiconductors, (Mobile) Radio, RTLS

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    Spacial Information

    BIM, GIS, 3D modelling, surveying and geodesy

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    Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Interaction, Industry 4.0, Surface Calculation, Modeling & Simulation, Smart Production

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    Chemical Engineering, Horticulture, Environmental Monitoring & Landscape Development, Organic Farming, Animal Husbandry & Breeding, Bio-based Plastics

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    Mechanical Engineering

    Drive and energy technology, assistance systems, automotive parts and engines, air and refrigeration technology, sensor technology, accident R&D

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    Business Administration

    SME, Human Factor and Resources, Digital Transformation, Industry 4.0, Technology Transfer, Corporate Governance, Entrepreneurship

Research Institutes and Centres

In addition to classical faculty-related work, three institutes and centres have developed at HTW Dresden in recent years. These focus on concrete aspects of content and work together beyond the boundaries of the faculties.
In addition, the Centre for Applied Research and Technology has been in existence since 1998. (ZAFT), a research centre affiliated to HTW Dresden in accordance with Saxon university legislation. In addition to numerous scientists of the HTW Dresden, external and emeritus researchers are also active here.

The Research Institute for Intelligent Interactive Technical Systems is a scientific institution at the Faculty of Computer Science/Mathematics, headed by an institute council. It bundles essential research focuses of the faculty and promotes the interdisciplinary scientific cooperation of the participating professorships. The qualification of young scientists within the framework of research and doctoral projects is a central concern. The research institute also ensures a sustainable research infrastructure at the faculty.


The Research Institute of Automotive Engineering focuses on projects that focus on optimizing the combustion engine. Reducing pollutant emissions while simultaneously increasing efficiency is one of the most important development goals.

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Close cooperation with the Centre for Applied Research and Technology has proven successful in the research activities of the faculties. Interdisciplinary networking in cross-faculty projects leads to expanded possibilities for innovative solutions. Together with the university, ZAFT guarantees the professional processing and organization of projects.


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The Centre for Medium-Sized Businesses is an association of professors and scientists of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration and external specialists to support the performance of medium-sized companies in Saxony. The focus is exclusively on economic issues of SMEs.


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