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Cutting-edge research in Saxony

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Research Landscape in Saxony
DRESDEN
1 University
3 Universities of Fine Arts
1 University of Applied Sciences
with Research Centre
1 University of Applied Sciences
(Protestant University)
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
3 Max Planck Institutes and the Center
for Systems Biology
3 Leibniz Institutes
1 Branch of the Leibniz Institute
9 Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
1 Helmholtz Centre
3 Sites of German Centres for Health Research
and 1 site of the National Center for Tumor
Diseases (NCT)
4 Research Institutions financed
by the Free State of Saxony
1 United Nations University
4 Research Centres
CHEMNITZ
1 University
2 Fraunhofer Institutes
1 Research Centre
LEIPZIG
1 University
2 Universities of Fine Arts
1 University of Applied Sciences
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
3 Max Planck Institutes
4 Leibniz Institutes
2 Fraunhofer Institutes
1 Helmholtz Centre
1 Helmholtz Institute
2 Research Institutions financed
by the Free State of Saxony
1 Research Centre

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As of July 2017 – research institutions and universities
are represented in the business area of the Saxon State
Ministry for Higher Education, Research and the Arts.
Plauen
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
Zwickau
1 University of Applied Sciences
1 Fraunhofer Application Centre
Glauchau
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
Breitenbrunn
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
Mittweida
1 University of Applied Sciences
1 Unit of the Fraunhofer Society
Waldheim
1 Research Institution financed
by the Free State of Saxony
Freiberg
1 University
1 Site of the Fraunhofer Institute
1 Helmholtz Institute
Riesa
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Education Saxony
Bautzen
1 Site of the University of Cooperative
Eduacation Saxony
1 Research Institution financed
by the Free State of Saxony
Görlitz
1 University of Applied Sciences
(Görlitz site)
1 Branch of the Leibniz Institute
1 Unit of the Fraunhofer Society
Zittau
1 University of Applied Sciences
(Zittau site)
1 University site
1 Unit of the Fraunhofer Society

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Saxony has developed into an outstanding national and
international science location. Excellent scientific knowledge
in fields, such as cancer research, material sciences, biotech-
nology, or microelectronics, have their origin in institutions
in Saxony. Our universities and research institutes are closely
networked, and with their outstanding personel and technical
equipment, they are attractive to experts from all over the
world, whom we very much welcome in Saxony.
Our powerful science landscape thrives on people who tackle
future questions and social challenges with curiosity and
endurance. The scientists of today follow a great tradition.
Great Saxon names, such as Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz, Carl
Gustav Carus, and Wilhelm Ostwald are associated with
outstanding scientific achievements. They are an example of
the fact that Saxony has always been a pivotal point of diverse
scientific and economic developments over the centuries.
Saxony boasts a spirit of research, the evidence of which can
be found in the numerous inventions that have made their
way around the world from here – a spirit that remains alive,
and is fundamentally shaped and inspired by the fact that
Saxony is also a unique artistic and cultural center.
Science and art are protected by Basic Law – without freedom
ideas can not be developed, researched or put on paper.
In addition to this protection, we see it as our task to support
and expand the historically grown, locational advantage by
adequately supporting the scientific institutions, as it is one
of the most important foundations for the successful
development of our Free State and our society as a whole.
Dr. Eva-Maria Stange
Saxon State Minister for Higher Education, research and the Arts
CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH IN SAXONY
Greeting

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH IN SAXONY
Research Location Saxony
European hard porcelain, the first compact single-lense reflex
(SLR) camera, the self-winding wristwatch, the drum washing
machine, the tea bag, the coffee filter – all of these are Saxon
inventions that have spread throughout the world. Even today
researchers are continuing to work on intelligent solutions.
In the fields of microelectronics, nanotechnology, mechanical
engineering, automotive engineering, material sciences,
biotechnology, neurosciences, medical technology, and in the
environmental sector, Saxony is known for cutting-edge inter-
national research. The humanities, cultural, linguistic, and social
sciences also have a special significance for the development of
our society and for the understanding of social processes – both
regionally and globally.
Silicon Saxony:
The digital heart of European micro-electronics
beats in Dresden. Saxony is an industry leader in information
and communication technology. Today, approximately 50,000
people are employed in the microelectronic industry in Saxony.
With around 300 companies and research institutes, Silicon
Saxony is the largest industry association in the semiconductor,
electronics, and microelectronics industry in Europe. Manufac-
turers, suppliers, service providers, universities, and research in-
stitutes founded this association in Dresden in 2000, which has
now become the largest micro-electronics network in Europe.
The traditional heart of Saxony‘s economy
is the Chemnitz-
Zwickau region. Automotive and mechanical engineering have
a long tradition here. Technical universities and universities
of applied sciences, together with non-university research
institutes, are closely connected to the economy.
Knowledge of material sciences
are not only the basis for new
applications and developments in mechanical engineering,
but also for nanotechnology, microelectronics, and medical
technology. These are the fundamental areas of research at
the universities and Max Planck institutes, as well as at applied
research institutions.

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH IN SAXONY
Resource technologies, environmental research, and energy
technologies
in connection with sustainable development, can
be found in Saxony in all scientific regions, and are processed
at universities, institutes of the Helmholtz Association, and
together with the Fraunhofer Society. Raw materials, such as
non-ferrous metals, rare earth, or fossil fuels, water treat-
ment and sewage, the application of renewable energies, the
development of energy-efficient systems, and energy storage
are the most important topics. In the field of water technology,
Saxon science and business are already very well positioned
and are increasingly gaining international visibility.
With the “biosaxony“ network,
which links biotechnological
research facilities and companies, Saxony has made a name
for itself nationally and internationally as a biotechnology
location, becoming one of the most dynamic biotech regions in
Europe. To this end, the biotechnology program initiated by the
Saxon State Government in 2000 at the Dresden and Leipzig
locations contributed around EUR 200 million financially.
Today, the Free State of Saxony has one of the most dense
biotech research landscapes in Germany and is one of the
Top 5 German biotechnology regions. More than 30 excellent
university and non-university research institutes, around
200 international working groups, more than 65 biotechnol-
ogy companies, 10 pharmaceutical companies, and around
70 innovative service providers are responsible for more than
6,000 highly qualified employees of this high-tech industry in
Saxony.
The fields of medical technology and neurosciences
are
developing equally promising futures. Important scientific
regional centers for medicine are located on the basis of the
medical faculties and university clinics in Leipzig and Dresden.
The Max Planck Institute and the Fraunhofer Society, the
Helmholtz Institute for Metabolism, Obesity and Vascular
Research at the University of Leipzig, the Research Center
for Life Science Engineering at the Leipzig University of
Technology, Economics and Culture, as well as the projects
LIFE Leipzig (Leipzig Research Center for Widespread Diseases),
and OncoRay Dresden (National Center for Radiation
Research in Oncology) are complementary institutions.

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CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH IN SAXONY
Of particular importance in this future field is the establish-
ment of German health centers,
whose central concern is
researching widespread diseases. In a national selection
process for six German health centers, Dresden researchers
were able to hold their own with four centers, which are based
in the Saxon state capital.
A nationwide health study (NAKO)
was established in Germany
to create a unique research resource in the biomedical indus-
try. Within the scope of this representative population-based
long-term observation, reliable statements are made about the
causes of national diseases in the interplay of genetic predis-
position, life habits, and environmental factors. The University
of Leipzig‘s Medical Facility is the location for the National
Cohort research in Saxony.

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Modern wafers for
chip production from Dresden.
From the automotive state of Saxony,
new developments are emerging –
for the mobility of the future.

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A high-performance laser
for particle research.
In Saxony scientists are working on key technologies
for the 5th generation of mobile 5G, which will be the
fastest mobile network.

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Saxonian researchers
excel in health research.
The latest research
in diagnostic methods
for cancer.

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Zebrafish serve as a
developmental template
for regenerative organs.

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Universities, Colleges and Research Institutes
Dresden
Universities
Technische Universität Dresden
www.tu-dresden.de
Carl Gustav Carus Faculty of Medicine
and University Hospital Carl Gustav Carus
www.tu-dresden.de/med
www.uniklinikum-dresden.de
Universities of Fine Arts
Dresden Academy of Fine Arts
www.hfbk-dresden.de
University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden
www.hfmdd.de
Palucca University of Dance Dresden
www.palucca.eu
Universities of Applied Sciences
www.haw-sachsen.com
University of Applied Sciences Dresden and
Centre for Applied Research and Technology
www.htw-dresden.de
www.zaft.htw-dresden.de
University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing
www.ehs-dresden.de
University of Cooperative Education Saxony
www.ba-sachsen.de
University of Cooperative Education Dresden
www.ba-dresden.de
Max Planck Institutes
www.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems
www.mpipks-dresden.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids
www.cpfs.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics
www.mpi-cbg.de
Center for Systems Biology Dresden
www.csbdresden.de
Leibniz Institutes
www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de
Leibniz Institute of Ecological Urban and Regional Development
www.ioer.de
Leibniz Institute of Polymer Research Dresden
www.ipfdd.de
Leibniz Institute for Solid State and Materials Research Dresden
www.ifw-dresden.de
Leibniz Branch: Senckenberg Natural History Collections Dresden
www.snsd.de
www.senckenberg.de
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS
www.ikts.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Organic Electronics, Electron Beam and Plasma Technology FEP
www.fep.fraunhofer.de

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Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, Dresden Branch
www.ifam-dd.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer IVV, Branch for Processing Machinery and Packaging Technology AVV Dresden
www.ivv.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS,
Division Engineering of Adaptive Systems EAS Dresden
www.eas.iis.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS
www.iws.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems IVI
www.ivi.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS
www.ipms.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Center “All Silicon System Integration Dresden”
(of Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM)
www.izm.fraunhofer.de
Helmholtz Centres and Institutes
www.helmholtz.de
Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR)
www.hzdr.de
Sites of German Centres for Health Research
German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (DZNE) – site Dresden
www.dzne.de/standorte/dresden.html
German Centre for Diabetes Research – Paul Langerhans Institute Dresden
www.plid.de
German Cancer Consortium – site Dresden
www.dktk.dkfz.de
National Center for Tumor Diseases (NCT) – site Dresden
www.nct-dresden.de
Research Institutions financed by the Free State of Saxony
Institute for Saxon History and Cultural Anthropology
www.isgv.de
Hannah Arendt Institute for Research on Totalitarism at TU Dresden
www.hait.tu-dresden.de
NaMLab (Nanoelectronic Materials Laboratory) gGmbH
www.namlab.com
VKTA – Radiation Protection, Analytics & Disposal Rossendorf Inc.
www.vkta.de
United Nations University
www.unu.edu
UNU Institute for Integrated Management of Material Fluxes and of Resources
www.flores.unu.edu
Research Centres
DFG-Research Centre for Regenerative Therapies Dresden – Cluster of Excellence (CRTD)
www.crt-dresden.de
Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden – TU Dresden (cfaed)
www.cfaed.tu-dresden.de
International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIGS-BB)
www.digs-bb.de
National Center for Radiation Research in Oncology
www.oncoray.de

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Leipzig
Universities
Leipzig University
www.uni-leipzig.de
Faculty of Medicine and University Hospital Leipzig
www.medizin.uni-leipzig.de
Universities of Fine Arts
“Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy” University of Music and Theatre Leipzig
www.hmt-leipzig.de
Academy of Fine Arts Leipzig
www.hgb-leipzig.de
Universities of Applied Sciences
www.haw-sachsen.com
University of Applied Sciences Leipzig
and Centre for Research and Technology Transfer
www.htwk-leipzig.de
www.ftz-leipzig.de
University of Cooperative Education Saxony
www.ba-sachsen.de
University of Cooperative Education Leipzig
www.ba-leipzig.de
Max Planck Institutes
www.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology
www.eva.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences
www.mis.mpg.de
Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
www.cbs.mpg.de
Leibniz Institutes
www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de
Leibniz Institute for Tropospheric Research
www.tropos.de
Leibniz Institute for Surface Modification
www.iom-leipzig.de
Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography
www.ifl-leipzig.de
Leibniz Institute for the History and Culture of Eastern Europe (GWZO)
www.uni-leipzig.de/gwzo
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Center for International Management and Knowledge Economy IMW
www.imw.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Cell Therapy and Immunology IZI
www.izi.fraunhofer.de
Helmholtz Centres and Institutes
www.helmholtz.de
Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research – UFZ
www.ufz.de
Helmholtz-Institute for Metabolic, Adiposity and Vascular
Research (HI-MAG) Leipzig, part of the German Research Center
for Environmental Health – Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (HMGU)
www.helmholtz-muenchen.de
Research Institutions financed by the Free State of Saxony
Saxon Academy of Sciences in Leipzig
www.saw-leipzig.de
Simon Dubnow Institute for Jewish History and Culture
www.dubnow.de
Research Centres
German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig
www.idiv.de

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Chemnitz
Universities
Chemnitz University of Technology
www.tu-chemnitz.de
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Electronic Nano Systems ENAS
www.enas.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU
www.iwu.fraunhofer.de
Research Centres
Merge Technologies for Multifunctional Lightweight Structures – TU Chemnitz
www.tu-chemnitz.de/MERGE
Freiberg
Universities
Technische Universität Bergakademie Freiberg
www.tu-freiberg.de
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Technology Center for Semiconductor Materials THM
www.thm.fraunhofer.de
Helmholtz Institute
www.helmholtz.de
Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology,
part of the Helmholtz-Centre Dresden-Rossendorf
www.hzdr.de/hif
Mittweida
Universities of Applied Sciences
www.haw-sachsen.com
University of Applied Sciences Mittweida
www.hs-mittweida.de
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Training Lab and Fraunhofer Research Group Internet Security and Forensics in IT
(collaboration between Fraunhofer SIT and University of Applied Sciences Mittweida)
www.sit.fraunhofer.de
Waldheim
Research Institutions financed by the Free State of Saxony
Kurt Schwabe Institute for Measuring and Sensor Technology e.V. Meinsberg
www.ksi-meinsberg.de
Zwickau
Universities of Applied Sciences
www.haw-sachsen.com
University of Applied Sciences Zwickau
www.fh-zwickau.de
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer Application Center for Optical Metrology and Surface Technologies AZOM
www.iws.fraunhofer.de/de/institutsprofil/standorte/zwickau.html

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Glauchau, Plauen, Breitenbrunn, Riesa
University of Cooperative Education Saxony
www.ba-sachsen.de
University of Cooperative Education Glauchau
www.ba-glauchau.de
University of Cooperative Education Plauen
www.ba-plauen.de
University of Cooperative Education Breitenbrunn
www.ba-breitenbrunn.de
University of Cooperative Education Riesa
www.ba-riesa.de
Bautzen
University of Cooperative Education Saxony
www.ba-sachsen.de
University of Cooperative Education Bautzen
www.ba-bautzen.de
Research Institutions financed by the Free State of Saxony
The Sorbian Institute/Serbski institut, Bautzen/Budyšin
www.serbski-institut.de
Görlitz, Zittau
University Location
International Institute (IHI) Zittau, TU Dresden
www.tu-dresden.de/ihi-zittau
Universities of Applied Sciences
www.haw-sachsen.com
University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
www.hszg.de
Leibniz Institutes
www.leibniz-gemeinschaft.de
Leibniz Branch: Senckenberg Museum of Natural History Görlitz
www.senckenberg.de/goerlitz
Fraunhofer Institutes and Units
www.fraunhofer.de
Fraunhofer IWU Project Group Zittau
www.iwu.fraunhofer.de
Training Lab and Fraunhofer Research Group for Cyber Security ”KRITIS“ in Görlitz (Collaboration
between Fraunhofer IOSB / AST, Fraunhofer IDMT and University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
www.iosb.fraunhofer.de

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