TECHNISCHE UNIVERSITAET DRESDEN
The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany and was identified by the German government as a ‘University of Excellence’. TUD has about 34,000 students and over 8,300 employees, 560 professors among them. As a full-curriculum university with 14 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 129 degree programmes and covers a wide research spectrum. The TUD emphasises international cooperation, and encourages its students to participate early on in both teaching and research. More specifically: interdisciplinary cooperation among various fields is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region’s numerous science institutions – including Fraunhofer institutes, Leibniz institutes and Max Planck institutes. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honoured the university with currently fourteen endowed chairs. The TUD prides itself for its international flavour and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide.
The WISSENSARCHITEKTUR Laboratory of Knowledge Architecture is an interdisciplinary think-tank conducting research, design and consultation at the intersection of design and social sciences. The lab explores the multiple cross-links between environmental structures (spaces, buildings, cities) and knowledge processes (innovation, creativity, co-operation). To investigate knowledge dynamics in space, we create visualization and modeling tools, and apply them in academic training as well as in professional practice. The Lab provides knowledge and practical experience in the fields of smart architecture and urbanism, innovation management and entrepreneurship, co-creation and ideation with different stakeholder groups, experiences in workshop design and implementation as well as in creation of future case scenarios – moreover in facilitating trans-disciplinary business models.