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Dresden Science Night

We love to be a part of the Dresden Science Night. All information about our program can be found here.


The institute regularly participates in the Girls' Days, which take place every year on a Thursday in April. The next Girls' Day is being prepared for April 28, 2022: online or on site.
More details here.

Junior Doctor

The IPF offers events with the Junior Doctor Program of the network Dresden - City of Science. Interested school students of forms 3 to 12 may register on At the moment we do not plan events at the IPF (die to Corona).

Junior Doctor events at the IPF in the past (all in German):
Forms 3-5
Vom Molekül zum Kunststoff
Forms 6-8
Kleine Dinge ganz groß - Licht- und Elektronenmikroskopie
Kunststoffe in Form gebracht
Leichtbau an der Grenze des Machbaren
Gibt es Wundermittel für die Abwasseraufbereitung?
Forms 9-12
Kunststoffe im Alltag

Open company week in Saxony: Schau rein Sachsen

Within the program Schau rein Sachsen the IPF offers information events on the training of chemical laboratory technicians. The next Open company week is scheduled for March 14-19, 2022. Information about an IPF event will be provided at a later date. In the meantime, you can also find out more about the apprenticeship via our website.

Art Exhibitions

The IPF presented numerous art exhibitions in the institute's building, cf. here.
At the moment, we do not organize art exhibitions.

Participation in exhibitions

The IPF also participates in exhibitions and science presentations organized in cooperation of reseacrh institutions and networks. In the past, these included,e.g.:

  • Open-air science exhibitions by DRESDEN-concept, 2016 to 2018 and 2020
  • Saxon state exhibition and campaign "This is how Saxon goes!", 2020
  • "Ingenious Saxon" campaign of the Sächsische Zeitung, 2019
  • DRESDEN-concept Science Tram, 2019
  • Event "30 Years of Peaceful Revolution at the German Embassy in Prague", 2019
  • Exhibition "Chaos and Fractals" of the Dresden Regional Group of the Young German Physical Society, 2018
  • Exhibition "Remembering the Future" at the Altana Gallery of the Dresden University of Technology, 2017
  • Exhibition PLASTIC::FANTASTIC / Design Icons from the German Plastics Museum, 2017
  • Science Mile for the Citizens' Festival on the occasion of the central celebrations of the Day of German Unity, 2016
  • Leibniz Year 2016 events: Leibniz Discourse, "The Best of All Possible Worlds" exhibition
  • Panel discussion "Polymers - for our life and our future" in the International Year of Chemistry 2011