Dresden University of Applied Sciences was founded in 1992. It is the second-largest university in the capital of the state of Saxony. Engineering, economics, design, and 'green' disciplines constitute the four pillars that the 36 forward-looking diploma, bachelor's, and master's degree programmes in civil engineering/architecture, electrical engineering, informatics, product design, machine engineering, and business administration are based on. These degree programmes include a number of subjects that are unique to post-secondary education in Saxony such as agriculture, horticulture, landscape planning and development, environmental monitoring and analysis, geoinformatics and surveying, as well as geoinformatics and cartography.
With 8 faculties, approximately 170 professors, and more than 5,000 students, the university is large enough to integrate the different disciplines successfully and generate a high synergistic effect. On the other hand, it is still manageable enough to facilitate personal dialogue in individual courses.