Strategic Focus

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Strategic Focus

Policy Papers

University Development Plan 2025

In the university development plan until 2025, we have summarized our focal points for the further development of the research landscape at HTW Dresden as follows:

  • Maintain high quality of research by creating freedom for researchers and providing the best possible research services,
  • Keeping the volume of third-party funding stable by sharpening the research profile and approaching new donors,
  • Supporting young scientists by further strengthening cooperative doctorates and establishing an accompanying graduate service and
  • Increase usability by making greater use of aspects of open science and public image.

Profile Lines

The research and teaching at HTW Dresden is based on four interdisciplinary profile lines:


Mobile Systems and Mechatronics

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  • innovative drive technology
  • automotive and agricultural engineering
  • design and manufacturing technologies
  • applied robotics and automation technology
  • wireless communication technologies
  • measurement and sensor technology
  • modeling and simulation

Information Systems

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  • media technology
  • web-based systems
  • model-based software development
  • geoinformation systems
  • audio and video systems
  • product and communication design

Sustainable Livelihoods

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  • renewable energies
  • geotechnics, water management
  • transport and infrastructure
  • construction and material technologies
  • chemical and biochemical engineering
  • horticulture and agriculture
  • landscape design, environmental monitoring

Business Management and Entrepreneurship

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  • business start-ups from universities
  • management of medium-sized companies
  • competence management and coaching for company succession

EU Research Priorities

HTW Dresden has selected two interdisciplinary research foci. These two focal points shall contribute to the profiling of the university and to the European orientation. They are therefore also called EU research priorities. These are the areas of Digital Systems and Natural Resources. Both areas are characterised by well above-average third-party funding, numerous international cooperations and high interest in projects in the European Research Framework Plan Horizon 2020. They also fit in with the seven "societal challenges" in which, according to the EU, research and development can make significant contributions.


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Statistics and Reports

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Structure and Facilities

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