As a university covering all academic disciplines, TU Dresden offers a broad spectrum of subjects. It is among the top academic research institutions in Germany, its excellence built on exchange and cooperation both between disciplines, and with the economy and society at large.

The Deutsches Hygiene-Museum (German Hygiene Museum) is an open-discussion forum for everyone interested in the cultural, social and scientific revolutions taking place in our society at the beginning of the 21st century. Its special exhibitions focus on current or historical themes from science and society, art and culture.

A multi-perspective approach, contemporary critical appraisal, leading-edge research – the Militärhistorisches Museum der Bundeswehr (Bundeswehr Military History Museum) brings all these to bear in telling the history of military force. Striving to avoid one-sided representations and to question traditional points of view, the museum sees itself as a forum for debating military history and discussing the past, present and future role of war and the armed forces.

The Sächsische Landesbibliothek – Staats- und Universitätsbibliothek (Saxon State and University Library Dresden) is one of the largest academic libraries in Germany. It runs the Dresdner Digitalisierungszentrum (Dresden Digitization Center), a leading centre for mass digitisation, and is a member of the Competence Network of the Deutsche Digitale Bibliothek (German Digital Library). It plays a leading role in the development of production and presentation software and robot technology.

The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden (Dresden State Art Collections) is one of the most important art collections in the world, offering a thematic variety which is quite unique.  Now filling 12 museums, its origins go back to the collection of the Electors of Saxony, begun in the year 1560. The Staatliche Kunstsammlungen Dresden sees itself in this great tradition, but, more importantly, is committed to developing visions which will help to shape the future.