Education and Further Education

Professional development and higher education are writ large at VUFO

The subject of education is very important to VUFO, particularly where vehicle and road safety are concerned. Training and professional development are essential in order to prevent traffic accidents and optimise emergency services at the accident scene. Therefore we regard ourselves not only as a research institute but also as an educational institution.

As part of our professional development services we offer various certificate courses, road safety training events and a master’s degree programme in “Traffic Accident Research and Vehicle Safety” in collaboration with Dresden International University (DIU).

The certificate courses range from further training in "Trace Analysis" and "Statistical Analysis" to practical "Accident Reconstruction" and "Accident Simulation".

The road safety training events conducted by VUFO provide further education for private individuals and companies who would like to improve their 'road safety' skills.

With its four-semester master’s degree programme in “Traffic Accident Research and Vehicle Safety”, VUFO provides a postgraduate specialisation for engineers. As well as imparting theoretical knowledge, the primary emphasis is on practical training.

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Courses and Seminars

VUFO offers a large number of customised seminars and certificate courses on matters relating to traffic and vehicle safety. VUFO’s experienced staff and experts from the spheres of accident analysis, reconstruction and simulation provide information about the foundations of and topical themes connected with specific specialist fields and thus provide a comprehensive overview of the field.

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Master's degree programme

VUFO’s four-semester master’s degree programme in collaboration with Dresden International University offers engineers the chance to specialise in the field of “Traffic Accident Research and Vehicle Safety“. This modular programme is ideally suited for part-time study whilst continuing to work, since it consists of distance learning elements with occasional classroom-based teaching.


Graduation papers

In collaboration with various departments at several universities and colleges, VUFO has been assisting students with their graduation papers for many years now. Are you currently writing your diploma thesis, or are you planning to write a research paper? Qualified VUFO staff can provide you with comprehensive supervision and guidance to ensure that your project reaches a successful conclusion.


Practical training

VUFO offers various forms of practical training for students and other interested individuals, in order to provide insights into the traffic accident research work conducted in Dresden. In addition to the traditional practical training placement as part of a course of studies, it is also possible to undertake a voluntary research year to engage in work experience at VUFO.



Verkehrsunfallforschung an der
TU Dresden GmbH

Semperstr. 2a
01069 Dresden

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Fax: 0351 / 438989-99

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