Architects not only design individual houses, their ideas can shape entire city districts. The salary they receive for designing, planning and constructing depends heavily on industry and their place of work.
Dresden is home to traditional economic sectors, new growth industries and a diverse range of higher education and research institutions.
Doctorates following the traditional model still make up the majority of PhDs in Germany compared to structured programmes. For doctoral candidates from abroad, a traditional PhD requires a great deal of initiative, autonomy and tenacity.