Technische Universität Dresden 

Public (Technical University)
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Technical University

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Engineering and Technology

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Technische Universität Dresden, abbreviated as TUD and frequently mistranslated as "Dresden University of Technology," is a public research university that has 32,389 students as of 2018. It is the largest institution of higher learning in the city of Dresden, the largest university in Saxony, and one of the top ten universities in Germany. The institution is a part of TU9, a grouping of the top nine German technical universities. The institution earned the designation of "University of Excellence" in 2012 as one of eleven German universities that completed the Excellence Initiative successfully. The TU Dresden was successful in each of the German Universities Excellence Initiative's three rounds (Future Concept, Graduate Schools, Clusters of Excellence). There are 14 faculties at TU Dresden. With the exception of the Faculty of Medicine, which has its own campus near the Elbe river east of the city center and the Department of Forestry at Tharandt, almost all faculties are located on the main campus, which is located south of the city center. The TUD has a solid reputation overseas; around one-eighth of its students are international. Currently, 8.300 people from 70 different nations work at Technische Universität Dresden. At TU Dresden, there are more than 5000 international students studying from more than 125 nations. The majority of them travel for full-time study, while others go on exchange or for PhD programs. The university was placed 5th in Germany and 113rd overall in the QS Engineering and Technology Ranking. The university was placed 157th overall and 90th in the world for engineering & technology in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Additionally, the university was listed as the 79th "Most Innovative Universities Ranking 2019" according to Reuters.

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