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Excellence Strategy: Resolv enters the race as University Alliance Ruhr


25.01.2017 – The cluster of excellence Resolv normally uses the New Year’s Reception to look back at a year of achievements. But the event that took place on the 20th of January was a special one. In view of the next application phase of the Excellence Strategy, Resolv announced the strategic involvement of all partners within the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr): RUB and the Technical University (TU) of Dortmund will jointly apply as cluster hosts, with significant involvement from the University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE).


International Reception 2016 for Students from around the World at TU Dortmund University

Two men and two women standing in front of a red wall

04.11.2016 – Within the framework of the international reception Rector Prof. Ursula Gather extended a warm welcome to the international first-year students. More than 3,300 individuals from all over the world are enrolled in TU Dortmund University this winter semester. The reception also promoted exchange between the international students and their fellow German students, as well as between science and city.


Top students from the USA as ambassadors of German Ruhr Area

01.07.2015 – This summer, 17 students from the USA are getting to know the German Ruhr Area as “Ruhr Fellows 2015", by taking part in a summer school program organized by the three major Ruhr Area universities before starting internships at some of the most renowned Ruhr Area companies.


TU Dortmund University awards the DAAD prize 2014 to Esmeray Üstünyağız

International Reception 2014

24.10.2014 – Esmeray Üstünyagiz, a mechanical engineering master’s student flew in from France on Tuesday (October 21st) to accept her award from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) at TU Dortmund University. During the annual International Reception, Ms. Üstünyagiz was given the DAAD Award for her outstanding academic and social engagement throughout her studies at TU Dortmund University.


Resource-aware Machine Learning – International Summer School 2014

22.05.2014 – Big data in machine learning is the future. But how to deal with data analysis and limited resources: Computational power, data distribution, energy or memory? From 29th of September to 2nd of October, the TU Dortmund University will host this summer school on resource-aware machine learning.


TU Dortmund University with New Agency in Brazil: UAMR Office Inaugurated in Sao Paulo in the Presence of the Federal Foreign Minister Westerwelle


21.02.2012 – On February 14th the Federal Foreign Minister Dr. Guido Westerwelle inaugurated the German House of Science and Innovation (DWIH - Deutsches Wissenschafts- und Innovationshaus) in Sao Paulo. The University Alliance Metropolis Ruhr (UAMR) will also have an office there. Westerwelle emphasized the importance of Brazil as a location for science and technology because the Sao Paulo region has the most German research companies outside of Germany.


EU Millions to the development of »Plastic Antibodies« - Chemists of TU Dortmund University Coordinate Multinational Network


12.01.2012 – The EU initial training network PEPMIP or »Robust Affinity Materials for Applications in Proteomics and Diagnostics« will focus on the development of robust “antibodies” made of plastic and other tailor-made materials, for applications in bioanalysis. It is supported with roughly three million Euro and will be coordinated by PD Dr. Börje Sellergren from the Faculty of Chemistry at TU Dortmund University.


Prof. Sonja Herres-Pawlis Obtains NRW-Innovation Prize


01.12.2011 – Prof. Sonja Herres-Pawlis obtains the NRW-Innovation Prize in the category young scientist which includes prize money of 50,000 Euro. With this prize the head of a junior research group at the Faculty of Chemistry of TU Dortmund University and professor at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich was awarded for her outstanding research. She succeeded in finding a chemical key for the development of compostable plastic – her vision is a world without plastic waste. The prize was awarded in Düsseldorf in the presence of the Minister-President Hannelore Kraft on November, 14th.


Prof. Engell and Prof. Bock selected for ERC Advanced Investigator Grant


24.10.2011 – Prof. Dr. Sebastian Engell, Process Dynamics and Operations Group of the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering of TU Dortmund University (Principal Investigator), and Prof. Dr. Hans Georg Bock, Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing of Universität Heidelberg (Co-Investigator), have been selected for an ERC Advanced Investigator Grant by the expert panel of the European Research Council. The overall funding of 3.5 million € is recommended for the joint project »Model-based Optimizing Control – from a vision to industrial reality«.


»International Alumni Newsletter«: News for alumni from all over the world


23.08.2011 – Here it is: the new »International Alumni Newsletter«! It features reports and news from TU Dortmund University and tells stories about the Ruhr Area. International alumni also have the possibility to share their own stories from their home countries and memories about their time in Germany with others.


Guide for (international) students: Welcome to TU Dortmund University!


16.08.2011 – The guide for international students is meant to give new students a successful start at TU Dortmund. The staff of the international office has collected a lot of information – in English and German.


TU Dortmund University Came Out on Top in Competition »Start-Up University«


30.07.2011 – On July 6th the Federal Minister of Economics and Technology, Phillip Rösler, honored the winners of the national competition »EXIST-Culture of Entrepreneurship: Start-Up Universities«. TU Dortmund University is one of the ten winners of the competition. The concept »tu-startup«, presented by University, City and TechnologieZentrumDortmund, won out over 23 fellow candidates in the final round.


TU Dortmund University in the Top Group regarding DFG-Gender Equality Standards


28.07.2011 – TU Dortmund University has further improved equality in science. After evaluating the interim reports concerning the realization of research-oriented equality standards, the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG, German Research Foundation) included the university in the top group at the end of June. From stage 3 in 2009, TU Dortmund University got to stage 4. Among others, the convincing strategy, the innovative approaches and the implementation of the topic in first-line-management were spoken of in high terms.


DAAD Scholars from all over the World Guests in Dortmund


31.05.2011 – About 550 scholars of the German Academic Exchange Service met at TU Dortmund University on 27th and 28th of May. The young academics are from 96 different countries, especially from Africa, Latin America, Middle and East Europe and the CIS countries. Many of them already graduated in their home countries and are now complementing their studies at German universities. In Dortmund they got the chance to meet each other and to exchange experiences.


Technische Universität Dortmund: Renaming Concluded


10.01.2008 – On October 18th the senate of Universität Dortmund decided to change the name into “Technische Universität Dortmund (TU Dortmund)”. With positioning itself as Technische Universität it wants to emphasize its technical profile in research and teaching as well as its output demands towards engineering and natural sciences. Rector Prof. Dr. Eberhard Becker said, “The TU Dortmund is going to become a distinctive trademark in the competition for research funds, excellent scientists and highly qualified students”.


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