Sixteen faculties – ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies
Visit the following pages for information about the Deans' Offices, the research foci, the staff and the course offerings:
(1) Mathematics (in German only)
The Faculty of Mathematics collaborates very successfully with engineering faculties and has developed mathematics education into a special area of expertise.
(2) Physics (in German only)
The Faculty of Physics offers the innovative study program Medical Physics. With its popular science lectures 'Between Breakfast and Borussia', the faculty has sparked growing interest in modern physics.
(3) Chemistry and Chemical Biology
The profile of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology is shaped by its close cooperation with its campus neighbor, the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology, with which it collaborates on drug discovery.
(4) Computer Science
Dortmund's Faculty of Computer Science is one of the largest in Germany. Many of its graduates have established their own companies in the adjacent technology park.
The Faculty of Statistics is unique in Germany and particularly strong as a result of interaction with the life sciences, economics and technology.
(6) Biochemical and Chemical Engineering
The Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering is the largest in Europe; it was here that the innovative degree program Bioengineering was developed.
(7) Mechanical Engineering
In production technology and logistics, the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering is a leader, both nationally and internationally.
(8) Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
Electromobility, energy storage and intelligent networks are popular research fields in the Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology.
(9) Spatial Planning
he Faculty of Spatial Planning, established by the university in 1969, was the first to offer an independent study program for spatial planners. Thanks to the international planning program SPRING, Dortmund graduates can be found on all continents around the world.
(10) Architecture and Civil Engineering (in German only)
The Faculty of Architecture and Civil Engineering is developing new approaches to the holistic planning and construction of buildings.
(11) Business, Economics and Social Sciences
In the Faculty of Business, Economics and Social Sciences, the spectrum ranges from entrepreneurship research, controlling and marketing to health policy and economic policy.
(12) Education, Psychology and Sociology (in German only)
The Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology has a nationwide reputation for its research on schools.
(13) Rehabilitation Sciences
The Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences investigates the everyday support requirements of people with special needs. It is the largest independent university institution with this profile in Europe.
(14) Human Sciences and Theology (in German only)
Political scientists, philosophers and theologians collaborate in the Faculty of Human Sciences and Theology.
(15) Cultural Studies
The Faculty of Cultural Studies promotes campus-wide dialogue with interdisciplinary course programs and offers Germany's only program in science journalism, which also includes an integrated traineeship in this field.
(16) Arts and Sports Sciences
The Faculty of Arts and Sports Sciences also trains teachers specializing in art and offers a major in music on the course program for prospective secondary school teachers.