Awarded by German government, the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD) is one of the eleven Excellence Initiative universities in Germany since 2012, making it one of the eleven best universities in Germany. As well TU Dresden is member of the prestigious TU9 group, the alliance of the leading nine Universities of Technology in Germany. Strong in research and considered first-rate with respect to the range and the quality of the study programmes it offers, it is also closely interconnected with culture, business and society. The School of Civil and Environmental Engineering formed up into the Faculties of Architecture, Civil Engineering Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Transportation and Traffic Sciences and Business and Economics to strengthen their interdisciplinary cooperation and coordination in teaching, research and administration. Based on the strategic research priority areas of TU Dresden the diverse research activities at the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering focus on providing solutions to global mega-challenges such as energy, resources, mobility and climatic change.