Since its founding 52 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile encompassing 17 departments ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies. The university has about 32,443 students and 6,500 employees, including 300 professors.
TU Dortmund University has a strong focus on research. The university’s disciplines, e.g. mechanical engineering with its emphasis on production and logistics, physics, biochemical- and chemical engineering, statistics and computer science, as well as education research, are well known for their outstanding research achievements both nationally and internationally.
Students at TU Dortmund University can choose from classical subjects and innovative courses of study such as medical physics or degree programs in spatial planning, statistics and journalism. A particular focus is on teacher training. As one of only a few universities in Germany, TU Dortmund University offers professional teaching qualifications for all types of schools.
TU Dortmund University attaches great importance to social and sustainable development – values to which it is strongly committed. As one of the largest employers in Dortmund, the university promotes the development and health of its members and supports good working conditions and equal opportunities.
TU Dortmund University is driving forward the transformation of the city and the Ruhr area into a high-tech and service location and cultural metropolis. In the immediate vicinity of the campus, the TechnologieZentrumDortmund promotes the economic application of ideas from science. The lively exchange with neighbors in the region, but also with partners in Europe and around the world, is a special enrichment for students, scientists and all employees.
Of particular importance for the development of the region is the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr), in which TU Dortmund University, the University of Duisburg-Essen and Ruhr-University Bochum joined forces ten years ago. 120,000 students and 1,200 professors – even these few statistics indicate the new size created by the alliance. Since the founding of the UA Ruhr, the Ruhr area has developed into one of the strongest science regions in Germany.