Some 2,000 third-party funded projects bear witness to TU Dortmund University's strong focus on research. They include several Collaborative Research Centers (CRC) and transregional Collaborative Research Centers (CRC/TRR), which are funded by the German Research Foundation. Nearly 300 professors teach and research at TU Dortmund University.
The university is particularly renowned for research in its four profile areas: Production and Logistics, Chemical Biology and Biotechnology, Modeling, Simulation and Optimization of Complex Processes and Systems and Youth, School and Education Research, in which it celebrates research successes beyond disciplinary limits, and at an outstanding international level.
Strong institutional networks in the science and engineering profile areas play a significant role in TU Dortmund's research successes. One Max Planck institute, two Fraunhofer institutes and two Leibniz institutes as well as the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) are located in close proximity to the campus.
All our scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but are actively lived by. This interactive culture creates a supportive environment that sparks technological innovation and drives advances in methods and knowledge.