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Top Level Research at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden Rossendorf

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf is a member of the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centres pursuing new insights that will allow us to maintain and improve all of our lives. That is why the HZDR conducts research in the sectors health, energy, and matter in Dresden and at three other locations. Our large-scale facilities are also available to external guests from around the world to help answer the decisive questions of our society.

Establishing interdisciplinary research, focusing on the future, and thinking outside the box are all paramount to us. That’s why we are working closly together with other research facilities within the Helmholtz Network. We also cooperate with universities and non-university partners to form strategic partnerships like Dresden-concept.


Foto: Scientist at the Institute of Resource Ecology ©Copyright: Frank Bierstedt

Research Sectors

About 500 HZDR scientists conduct research in the sectors Energy, Health and Matter. More
Foto: ELBE staff member working on one of the two mirrors of the free-electron laser FELBE at HZDR. ©Copyright: Uwe Toelle

Research Infrastructures

Scientific research equipment of national and international importance is operated at the HZDR and as such the HZDR is coordinating member and partner of numerous cooperations and projects. The scientific facilities are equally available to external guest researchers from science and economy. More
Foto: Aerial photo of the HZDR in 2014 ©Copyright: Jürgen-M. Schulter / dresden-luftfoto.de

Research Sites

In addition to its headquarters in Dresden, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf has three other research sites: Leipzig, Freiberg, and Grenoble. A secondary site in Dresden is located at the university hospital. More
Foto: 6 ©Copyright: HZDR/Matthias Rietschel

Projects for the Future

In order to prepare the Helmholtz cen­ter in Dresden even bet­ter for the future four large building projects are currently in progress: a Cen­ter for High Power Radiation Sources, a Cen­ter for Radio­pharma­ceutical Tumor Research, the project DRESDYN, and the "Helmholtz International Beamlines" at the European XFEL in Hamburg. More
Foto: Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft ©Copyright: Helmholtz-Gemeinschaft

Helmholtz Networks

The Helmholtz Association promotes promising and innovative research collaborations between Helmholtz centers, universities and other academic partners at home and abroad. We are actively involved in two Helmholtz Alliances, two virtual institutes and two roadmap processes for research infrastructures. HZDR also hosts the Helmholtz Research School NanoNet and is part of the Helmholtz-Russia Joint Research Groups. More
Foto: DRESDEN-concept, logo, Technische Universität Dresden, TU Dresden ©Copyright: TU Dresden

Local and National Collaborations

To concentrate competencies and share expertise efficiently, the HZDR works closely with regional and national partners. HZDR thus collaborates with numerous research facilities in Dresden and is also active in national associations and competence networks. More