Technische Universität Dresden

‘University of Excellence’

The Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the leading and most dynamic universities in Germany and was identified by the German government as a ‘University of Excellence’. TUD has about 34,000 students and over 7,600 employees, 560 professors among them. As a full-curriculum university with 18 faculties in five schools it offers a broad variety of 129 degree programmes and covers a wide research spectrum.

The TUD emphasizes international cooperation, and encourages its students to participate early on in both teaching and research. More specifically: interdisciplinary cooperation among various fields is a strength of the TUD, whose researchers also benefit from collaborations with the region's numerous science institutions - including Helmholtz institutes, Fraunhofer institutes, Leibniz institutes and Max Planck institutes. In recognition of the TUD’s emphasis on applications in both teaching and research, leading companies have honored the university with currently fourteen endowed chairs. TUD prides itself for its international flavor and has partnerships with more than 70 universities worldwide. Photo credits © Nils Eisfeld.

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Furthermore, TUD is the only university in East Germany which has been granted a graduate school and three clusters of excellence in Germany’s excellence initiative. Currently, TUD ranks fourth among German universities in terms of number of Horizon 2020 projects.


The Institutes of Process Engineering and Environmental Technology (IPE) and Fluid Mechanics (ISM), which act together with FLSmidth in FlotSim, are part of the Faculty of Mechanical Science and Engineering of TUD. IPE hosts 5 chairs with about 80 researchers and PhD students while the ISM has 2 chairs with a total of about 40 researchers and PhD students with full time contracts. 

FLSmidth & Co A/S

Sustainable productivity through innovation

FLSmidth (FLS) is a world leading cement and mining equipment manufacturer, providing service and technology to extract base metals and critical raw materials as a “one source” provider across the mining flowsheet, including flotation processes.

FLSmidth is the premier brand for the world's largest installed base of original equipment, enhanced products, technologies, and services unmatched in the mining and minerals processing industries. Few other technology suppliers can offer such a broad range of equipment and processes for a variety of applications including: crushing, grinding, classifying, flotation, thickening and clarifying, vacuum and pressure filtration, pyroprocessing, slurry handling and material handling, along with OEM quality replacement parts, modernization services and other after-sale services.

Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf

Building bridges between physics, chemistry and medicine

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) is dealing with application-oriented basic research and focused in the research fields of energy, health and matter. It is a member of the Helmholtz Association, has six sites (Dresden, Freiberg, Görlitz, Grenoble, Leipzig, Schenefeld near Hamburg) and employs almost 1,400 people - about 500 of them are scientists including 170 PhD students.

In the research field energy of the Helmholtz Association, research is conducted in the topic of resource and energy efficiency within the program Materials and Technologies for the Energy Transition. One proven method is froth flotation. Froth flotation research at HZDR is conducted both at the Institute of Fluid Dynamics and the Helmholtz Institute Freiberg for Resource Technology. The scales of flotation research at HZDR reaches from the molecular understanding using e.g. atomic force microscopy tools or 4D microscopic particle image velocimetry up to the pilot scale. There are more than 50 researchers, students and technician active in flotation research at HZDR. 

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