Numerous Fraunhofer, Max Planck, and Leibniz institutes complement our scientific venue with the most diverse research facilities. And two universities are located in the immediate vicinity: The Technische Universität Dresden [Dresden University of Technology] and the Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg [Freiberg University of Mining and Technology].

The following research priority areas characterize the research conducted by the Technische Universität Dresden:
  • Health sciences, biomedicine, and bioengineering
  • Information technologies and microelectronics
  • Smart materials and structures
  • Culture and knowledge
  • Energy and environment

The TU Bergakademie Freiberg pursues the research profiles geo, materials, energy, and environment; thus, following its long tradition in silver mining and metallurgy.