TU Dresden: Success requires strong partners

The specific profile of the Dresden research region is not just vested in the performance of its excellence university or in the diversity of its renowned local institutes and universities.


Win-win situation for the TU Dresden

TU Dresden and TUDAG have been reliable partners in the transfer of the education and advanced training mission and the cooperation with patent commercialization and start-ups. TUDAG provides flexibility for projects of approximately €40 million of additional volume. It mainly generates valuable experimental learning and new research areas.

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Rector and Chancellor of the TU Dresden

The Office of the Rector is responsible for all matters of the Technische Universität Dresden

The Rector and the Chancellor are together with the prorectors the governing body of the Technische Universität Dresden. They are mainly responsible for research, teaching and transfer of knowledge. Therefore, they are the central contact partners for a successful cooperation between the university and TUDAG.

Chancellor of the TU Dresden

Dr. Andreas Handschuh

Dr. Andreas Handschuh studied Law, Economics and Mineralogy at the University of Leipzig. After his second legal state examination, he initially worked at a law society. Then, he worked as a legal advisor at the TU Chemnitz and as an advisor at the Saxon State Ministry for Science and the Arts. Subsequently, he directed different departments at the TU Chemnitz. In 2007, he was appointed Chancellor of the TU Bergakademie Freiberg and in February 2016 he took over the position as Chancellor of the TU Dresden.


Rector of the TU Dresden

Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen

Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen studied Mechanical Engineering at the Universität Karlsruhe from 1975 to 1980. Four years later he did his PhD there in Process Engineering. In 1999 he became a Professor at the Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg. After he had worked at international universities for 17 years, he became Director of the Institute for Thermodynamics and Engineering Thermodynamics at the University of Stuttgart and the Institute of Technical Thermodynamics at the German Aerospace Center from 2000 to 2010. Since October 2010 he is Rector of the TU Dresden. He is Honorary Doctor of the Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic), the Dankook University (South Corea) and the Shiraz University (Iran).


Prorectors of the TU Dresden

The prorectors are representatives of the Rector in their proper business areas

Prorectors are part of the success story of German universities. They are elected among the professors for the tenure of the Rector. At the Technische Universität Dresden, they represent three central topics: research, teaching and development of the university.

Prorector for the Development of the University

Prof. Antonio M. Hurtado

Professor Dr. Ing. habil. Antonio M. Hurtado has been Prorector for the Development of the University of the TU Dresden since April 2017 and holds the Professorship for Hydrogen and Nuclear Energy Technology since 2007. He is one of two speakers of the Boysen TUD Graduate College. Professor Hurtado was born in Puertollano in Spain in 1959.


Prorector for Research

Prof. Gerhard Rödel

Professor Gerhard Rödel studied Biology at LMU Munich and earned his PhD at the Institute of Microbiology and Genetics. In 1994, he was appointed Professor of General Genetics at the TU Dresden and since 2006, he has been a speaker of the Dresden International Graduate School for Biomedicine and Bioengineering (DIBS-BB). He was chosen to become Prorector for Research in 2010.


Prorector for Education and International Matters

Prof. Hans Georg Krauthäuser