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Corporate Center Finance and Procurement

The corporate center’s tasks cover all the university’s financial affairs, including preparation of the annual financial statements. In addition to setting and transferring budgets, this includes clarifying questions regarding turnover and income tax, submitting applications for and managing third-party funds, including record-keeping, as well as purchases of all kinds upwards of € 3,000 net. The corporate center also handles all legal questions related to research matters (third-party funding contracts, invention disclosures).

Head of Corporate Center and Secretary's Office


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Section Division 1

Head of Section Division: Matthias Giese

The section prepares the university’s budget applications to the State of North Rhine-Westphalia and monitors the implementation of its business plan up to the annual cameralistic financial statement. This includes, in particular, liquidity planning. In addition, Personnel Expense Management assists the academic departments and institutions with planning and controlling personnel budgets, calculates personnel costs in the context of recruitment procedures/prolongation of employment contracts, and settles personnel costs with the State Office for Salaries and Benefits. The section is additionally responsible for monitoring and recording the use of large-scale equipment approved in accordance with Article 91b of Germany’s Basic Law as well as for managing projects financed by the Ministry of Culture and Science and for asset management.

Section Financial Management

The section’s main task is to implement legally compliant award procedures up to the point of the procurement of the required goods, services, and building work. This includes advising the academic departments and institutions in the preliminary stages of an award procedure (negotiated award procedures, national and Europe-wide calls for tender), evaluating procurements in terms of potential savings, and preparing framework contracts. Central Procurement is also responsible for awarding contracts for work and services as well as freelance contracts.

Section Central Procurement

Section Division 2

Head of Section Division: Andrea Bartkowski

Financial Accounting and Taxes is responsible for all credit and debit accounting at TU Dortmund University, executes payments due and enters monies received. It also keeps track of receivables due and issues reminders. It checks and records changes in fixed and current assets and takes care of the depreciation of capital goods. The section also compiles the commercial annual accounts and the business plan. Its tasks also include clarifying questions regarding taxation on earnings and sales from services provided by TU Dortmund University. In addition, the section prepares tax returns and excess of income over expenditure statements for commercial operations related to the university. 

Section Financial Accounting and Taxes

Third-Party Funding Management and Legal Matters in Research takes care of applications for third-party funded projects as well as their management and accounting. In the process, the section closely controls compliance with the conditions set down by the funding body and with the regulations for the implementation of the Community framework; in addition, it delivers advice and recommendations on costing. The section also handles all legal matters, advises academic departments and institutions, checks and processes contracts for research projects, and negotiates contracts. It is also responsible for processing invention disclosures and licensing agreements and assists university management in all matters related to investment management.

Section Third-Party Funding Management and Legal Matters in Research

The staff unit is responsible for quality assurance within the Corporate Center. This stretches from forms management to the coordination of cross-departmental tasks and individual matters, especially in relation to correct representation in SAP modules. The staff unit also assists with the commercial affairs of the scientific workshops (Mechanics Workshop, Electronics Workshop, Glassblowing Workshop) with regard to budget planning and internal order accounting. In addition, it is responsible for applications for third-party projects financed from ERDF funds as well as for their management and accounting.

Staff Unit Quality Assurance

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Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Campus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Campus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Campus to South Campus by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Campus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on North Campus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Campus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Campus and offers a direct connection to South Campus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

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