Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden
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About the University:
Dresden University of Applied Sciences (Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden (FH), or HTW for short) was founded in 1992. It is the second-largest establishment of higher education in Dresden, the capital city of the region of Saxony with eight faculties, 180 professors and over 5,000 students.
Engineering, economics, design and ‘green’ subjects make up the four pillars on which the 24 forward-looking Diplom, Bachelor’s and Master’s programmes in architecture, civil engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, product design, mechanical engineering, surveying and economics are based. The degree programmes include a number of subjects that are unique in Saxony such as agronomics, horticulture, landscape management, surveying and cartography.
The modernly equipped laboratories, the University’s computer network hooked up to global communications services, the advanced library and language centre, and the industrial placement semester (which is compulsory for every student as a way of acquiring professional experience and finding new business contacts) all ensure that studying at HTW retains a highly practical dimension.
A part from its main job of teaching, HTW Dresden is also a centre of applied research and development for the business sector. Since 1998, the University has also had its own Centre of Applied Research and Technology (ZAFT), bringing specialists together from the fields of civil, electrical, mechanical and process engineering to work on innovative systems.