30 years HTW Dresden
We celebrate anniversary.
30 years ago, on 16 July 1992, the founding of the Dresden University of Applied Sciences was completed with the presentation of the foundation charter by the then Minister of State for Science and Art of the Free State of Saxony, Professor Hans Joachim Meyer. As early as October 1992, teaching and study began for 1,000 students in 15 degree programmes as well as in a number of postgraduate programmes.
Today, around 4,800 students are studying in 42 study programmes at the Dresden University of Applied Sciences. With its strongly practice-oriented teaching and research, the HTW Dresden ranks among the top universities of applied sciences (HAW) in Germany.
We warmly invite you to celebrate our 30th anniversary together this year. There will be several events and activities throughout the year. On this website we will take you on a journey through the history of the university. We will also introduce you to members and supporters of the university. Because what essentially forms the university and makes it successful are the people who shape it.
30 years of teaching, researching, studying and working together. What better way to tell history and the future than through people's stories. I invite all university members to participate in our anniversary with their ideas.
- 1 June 2022 University birthday party for Dies academicus
- 8 July 2022 Alumni meeting of the faculties for the LNDW
- Matriculation ceremony with emphasis on the 30th anniversary of the university
- Exhibition "alumni in portrait" (Prof. Roland Stenzel and Peter Sebb)
The detailed programme will be announced soon.
People of our university
Here we would like to introduce you to people from our university community. In a number of interviews, we show what paths our students are taking, what alumni have accomplished and what a research career at a university can look like. In addition, professors, employees and students talk about what connects them to our university and what they would like to have in the future. Enjoy reading.
Stories & People
Hanna is studying International Business and has been involved in the Student Council (StuRa) of the university since her second semester. She has already been around a lot during her studies and will soon start her Master's degree with us.
Prof. Ralf Boden
Prof. Ralf Boden is committed to all interest groups in his courses and as a senator at our university. You can find out more about his time at the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in the current portrait.
Greetings from Jordan
Our partner university would like to congratulate with this video message on its 30th anniversary.
André Kabella teaches computer animation, digital video and interaction at the Faculty of Design. In 1994 he studied product design at HTW Dresden with great fascination. In the portrait he shares more about his career.
Prof. Elena Klimova
To kick off our 30-year anniversary interview series, we met Professor Elena Klimova and talked to her about her personal path to HTW Dresden.
Congratulations from Finland
Riitta Konkola, President of the university Metropolia University
Pia Bielitz is a scientist at the Faculty of Mathematics/Computer Science and conducts research on digitization and IoT applications in the Smart Production Systems group. What she particularly likes about ours, she shares in this portrait.
Greetings from France
Jean-Michel Nicolle, President of the partner university École d'ingénieurs (EPF) congratulates our university on its 30th anniversary.
Carolin Schaufel has been with us at the university since November and is mainly responsible for planning measures in the areas of equality, inclusion and family issues. She tells us what her ambitions are in the current portrait.
Prof. Martin Wittmer
Martin Wittmer has been a professor of vehicle construction and commercial vehicle technology here with us at HTW Dresden since 2009. In this portrait he reveals why he is so enthusiastic about the big "machines".
Congratulations from Canada
Carolyn Russel, Vancouver Island University
Rebecca Krentz is the deputy head of our library. We asked her what special memory she has of the university and who she would like to have a coffee with.