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Strategic Focus

Policy Papers

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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 Areas

The research and teaching at HTW Dresden is based on three interdisciplinary profile areas:


Protection of natural resources

  • Analysis of our natural habitat
  • Development of innovations and technologies to optimise land use and circular economy
  • Resource-efficient, sustainable and environmentally friendly value creation

Developing future-oriented mobility and infrastructure

  • Developing future-oriented mobility concepts
  • Use of low emission drive systems
  • Energy storage, distribution and conversion
  • Construction and building operation using sustainable technologies

Shaping, networking and digitalising the economy and work

  • Automation and digital transformation of future working environments
  • Human-machine interaction
  • connecting communication, production and information processes
  • business-management considerations

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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Facts and Figures

Facts and Figures

Faculties and Institutes

Faculties and Institutes
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Current Projects

Current Projects