With its educational offers, the Dresden University of Applied Sciences (FHD) makes an important contribution to coping with the constant changes and thus the development of the regional environment, Saxony and beyond. Qualified, practice-oriented and responsible graduates are trained on a scientific basis, who can independently develop and represent solutions to problems in all areas of society.
We advocate practical training and the opening of professional opportunities. We support the increasing diversity in the demand for education by offering flexible forms of study. To this end, the FHD has established offers of full-time, part-time and part-time study programmes, in addition to continuing education offers. Furthermore, we are developing procedures with improved permeability between vocational and academic education. In study and teaching, we always orient ourselves to current teaching-learning methods and the requirements of practice, with a special focus on small and medium-sized enterprises. International economic and social trends and perspectives are systematically taught and dealt with. This internationality in studies and teaching is reflected in the application-oriented research.
We cooperate with other universities, research institutions, companies and public-sector partners on a regional, national and international level to develop practical scientific solutions for regional issues. Interdisciplinary, cross-disciplinary learning, teaching and research as well as practice-oriented projects are an inherent part of our study programmes. We develop and support cooperative, interdisciplinary thinking and action among our students as a strategic success factor.
Our university culture is characterized by multicultural diversity and hospitality. We foster collaborations with foreign universities and companies in both teaching and research and promote international student and faculty exchange. This is evident through opportunities such as study abroad semesters, internships in foreign companies, and participation in international workshops.
At FHD, we uphold the principles of academic freedom in teaching and research. We maintain close cooperation with medium-sized companies in the region, aligning our teaching and research with the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises. Our application-oriented research profile is based on the content of our degree programs and the requirements of our industry and institutional partners. We strive to bridge the gap between scientific theories and practical challenges in business and society. Through our research activities, we aim to contribute to the development of innovative approaches in relevant research areas and continuously enhance our teaching content.
Continuous improvement of our educational offerings and the utilization of modern methodological and didactic concepts are central to our mission. As FHD, we aim to provide training that is responsive to the needs and current developments of the economy and society. Our goal is to foster the development of personal and social competencies alongside professional skills. Our research focuses on areas such as equal opportunities, internationalization in education, and the digitalization of value creation and knowledge transfer.
Students are at the centre of our university's activities. We see ourselves as a service-oriented and partnership-based service provider. Education in small groups and individual supervision support the scheduled success of studies as well as the teaching of necessary professional and methodological skills. The FHD is committed to creating conditions that promote the compatibility of studies, family and career for all students, members and relatives. In our decisions and actions, we are guided by the current and future interests and needs of our partners, students, teachers and staff.
Responsibility towards our students, partner companies, the private sponsor, and society necessitates transparency in decision-making and measures, as well as clear organizational and decision-making structures. Our interaction and management style are cooperative, characterized by respect, acceptance, and tolerance. We believe in open and inclusive communication, both internally and externally, fostering dialogue and engagement.
Our university of Applied Sciences sets high standards for ensuring and improving the quality of teaching, studies, and research. We have established a quality management system as an integral part of our strategic university management, creating the foundation for quality-oriented profiling and continuous development of our quality management processes.