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Dresden’s Science Night is hosted by the network “Dresden – Science City“

A sustainable bond of city, science, and economy.

“Dresden – Science City“ is a network in which elements of the city, science, and economy are combined in a sustainable way. As regional capital, Dresden initiated the network in 2004. It aims at further establishing and profiling Dresden as a sustainable habitat for science and innovation. By organizing science events, building cooperation and partnerships and communicating them publicly. Through the network’s work, Dresden’s science potential is displayed for a broad audience more consciously and more lively than before. The network “Dresden – Science City” represents one of Germany’s most multifaceted scientific landscapes – with eleven universities, four Max Planck Institutes, five Leibniz Institutes, ten Fraunhofer Institutes, two Helmholtz Institutes, many centers of excellence, technology transfer institutions, and science networks. This potential is the key motor for Dresden’s future.


The network “Dresden – Science City” is a free project aimed at sustainability. Its work is financed by the network partners’ annual premiums. The partners meet regularly to exchange ideas and experiences, develop new formats, decide on work and financial plans, and to thereby determine the network’s success and development. The network organizes extensive popular science events such as the Science Night and the program “JUNIORDOKTOR” for students, it coordinates the public relations, and is the primary contact for external inquiries on Dresden as a center of science and research, it offers platforms for the exchange of experiences and initiates and cultivates sponsoring partnerships.


Organizational structure

Steering group 

The steering group is the organizational head of the network “Dresden – Science City”. It represents all network partners’ interests, it supervises and counsels the coordinator. The assembly of the steering group reflects Dresden’s science landscape and its link to the city, economy, arts, and culture.


Dirk Hilbert, Landeshauptstadt Dresden, Oberbürgermeister, Prof. Dr. Hans Müller-Steinhagen, Technische Universität Dresden, Rektor Prof. Dr.- Ing. Roland Stenzel, Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Dresden, Rektor Dr. h.c. Rolf Pfrengle, Fachhochschule Dresden, Kaufmännischer Direktor und Vorstand Prof. Dr. Marino Zerial, Max-Planck-Institut für Molekulare Zellbiologie und Genetik, Wissenschaftlicher Direktor Prof. Dr. Alexander Michaelis, Fraunhofer-Institut für Keramische Technologien und Systeme, Wissenschaftlicher Direktor Prof. Dr. Peter Kücher, Fraunhofer-Center Nanoelektronische Technologien, Kaufmännischer Direktor Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Peter Joehnk, Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf, Kaufmännischer Direktor Prof. Dr. Michael Albrecht, Universitätsklinikum Carl Gustav Carus Dresden, Medizinischer Vorstand.


There are various administrative organs that are responsible for successfully realizing the ideas and goals of the network “Dresden – Science City”. There are the actual network partners as well as the steering group and the coordinator. This organizational structure guarantees that ideas are developed and realized to continuously execute and control the work of the network. It also sees to it that the network is sustainably communicated internally as well as externally.


Coordinator Anja Habelt

Program Coordinator For Scientific Networks/Vocational Guidance  
Ammonstraße 74 
01067 Dresden 
Tel.: 0351- 488 87 77