United Nations University UNU-FLORES

The United Nations University aims to develop sustainable solutions for pressing global problems of human survival and development. The Dresden-based Institute for the Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources” (UNU-FLORES) develops strategies to resolve pressing issues in the area of sustainable use and integrated management of environmental resources such as soil, water and waste. Established in December 2012, the institute engages in research, capacity development, advanced teaching and training to advance a Nexus Approach to resources management.


The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development

The Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development (IOER) is a non-university research centre and a member of the Leibniz association. We contribute to a spatial development that enables humanity to thrive within ecological boundaries while ensuring planetary justice. Given the severity of the present global social-ecological crisis, our research aims to accelerate and achieve deep and encompassing transformations that shape sustainable and resilient regions, cities and neighbourhoods.


Technische Universität Dresden




Awarded by German government, the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the eleven Excellence Initiative universities in Germany since 2012, making it one of the eleven best universities in Germany. As well TU Dresden is member of the prestigious TU9 group, the alliance of the leading nine Universities of Technology in Germany. Strong in research and considered first-rate with respect to the range and the quality of the study programmes it offers, it is also closely interconnected with culture, business and society. As a modern university TUD applies its institutional strategy "The Synergetic University" to change and further develop its vision, structures and organisational culture. Interdisciplinarity, innovation and sustainability are fundamental values of TUD reflected in the five research priority areas:


  • Culture and Societal Change
  • Energy, Mobility and Environment
  • Health Sciences, Biomedicine and Bioengineering
  • Information Technology and Microelectronics
  • Materials Science and Engineering

With awareness for urgent global challenges and regional responsibility together with international and local partnerships TUD strives to become a progressive university for the 21st century.