Cluster of Excellence
The Clusters of Excellence are part of the German Excellence Strategy, implemented by the DFG and the German Council of Science, with two funding lines: The Clusters of Excellence and the Excellence Universities.
The aim of the Excellence Strategy is to strengthen Germany’s position as an outstanding place for research in the long term and further improve its international competitiveness. It continues the development of German universities successfully begun with the Excellence Initiative by supporting research of the highest standard, enhancing research profiles, and facilitating cooperation in the research system.
On September 27th 2018, the Excellence Commission, consisting of the international Committee of Experts and the federal and state government ministers for research, selected 57 Clusters of Excellence to be funded for seven years.
The Clusters of Excellence at TU Dresden
TU Dresden receives project-based funding in three internationally competitive research fields:
- PoL – Physics of Life
- Ceti – Center for Tactile Internet
- ct.qmat – Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter (a joint cluster with the Julius-Maximilians-Universität Würzburg)