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Standing Committees at TU Dortmund University

The standing commission advises on matters of teaching and studies, including academic further education, of fundamental or university-wide significance - in particular on issues of teaching quality in accordance with the TU Dortmund University Regulations on Quality Management. The commission consists of five professors, two academic employees and two students. The Vice President Academic Affairs is a non-voting member.


  • Prof. Dr. Insa Melle,  Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology
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  • Stefanie Hammacher, Corporate Center University Development and Organization
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At the university level, the commission performs the tasks stipulated in the Act on the Improvement of Quality in Teaching and Studies at North Rhine-Westphalian Universities. The commission consists of six students, three professors, two academic employees and one employee from technology and administration. The Vice President Academic Affairs is a non-voting member.



  • Simone Schröder, Corporate Center University Development and Organization
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The standing committee advises the senate on guidelines for the allocation of funds and budgeting. The commission consists of four university professors, two academic staff members, one staff member from technology and administration, and two students. The Vice President Finance is represented on the commission without voting rights.


  • Prof. Andreas Hoffjan, Department of Business and Economics
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The standing committee advises the Senate on matters of research of fundamental or university-wide importance. In particular, it considers cross-department research priorities, the promotion of young scientists and the transfer of research results. The commission consists of three professors, two academic staff members and one student. The Vice President Research is represented on the commission without voting rights.



  • Dr. Verena Risse, Assistance of the Rectorate, Research
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The joint commission of the Rectorate and the Senate advises on the principles of planning, structural development and quality management at TU Dortmund University. The members of the joint commission are the members of the Rectorate as well as three university lecturers from the Senate and one representative from each of the other status groups.


  • Prof. Lorenz Schwachhöfer, Department of Mathematics
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  • Bianca Schumacher, Corporate Center University Development and Organization
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The Equal Opportunities Committee monitors the preparation of and compliance with the equal opportunity concepts, participates in the performance-oriented allocation of funds, and comments on the objections of the Equal Opportunities Officer. It includes two representatives from each of the groups represented in the Senate. The Equal Opportunities Officer and her deputies are members of the committee with the right to propose and speak.

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TU Dortmund University is committed to upholding the principles of good scientific practice. It finds its essential expression in the fact that scientists continuously check the methods and results of their own scientific activity for correctness. The principles include that all scientists exercise honesty towards themselves as well as towards the scientific and non-scientific public in all aspects of their scientific activities.

The institutions for ensuring good scientific practice at the university level include the two ombudspersons and an investigative commission.


The ombudspersons serve as contact persons for those who seek clarification on issues of good scientific practice, who wish to point out a violation of the rules of good scientific practice, etc. They offer to mediate between those involved in a conflict. The ombudspersons examine every suspicion of violation of the rules of good scientific practice brought to their attention for plausibility, concreteness and significance, but do not conduct an investigation procedure including a hearing of the parties involved. The ombudspersons advise the Rectorate in matters of ensuring good scientific practice.

  • Prof. Dr. Peter Krummrich
  • Department of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
  • Prof. Holger Wormer
  • Department of Cultural Studies


Investigation Commission

TU Dortmund University establishes a permanent commission to investigate cases of suspected scientific misconduct. The investigation commission takes appropriate measures to clarify the matter if it is informed by one of the ombudspersons, a university committee, members of TU Dortmund University or on the basis of external information about facts that give rise to the suspicion of scientific misconduct. The commission will only initiate an investigation if there are sufficiently concrete grounds for suspicion.

  • Prof. em. Dr. Dietrich Wegener Department of Physics
  • Prof. Dr. Walter Krämer Department of Statistics
  • Prof. Dr. Katja Crone Department of Humanities and Theology 
  • Prof. Dr. Angelika Poferl Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology 
  • Dr. Anne Busian Department of Educational Sciences and Psychology 
  • Dr. Michael Paulus Department of Physics 
  • Birgit Cirullies Senior Chief Prosecutor at the Public Prosecutor’s Office Dortmund (ret.)

The joint Ethics Committee advises and supports scientists of TU Dortmund University in legal and ethical questions related to the implementation of research projects before they begin.

It is primarily active for members of departments 11 to 17. In exceptional cases, it also processes applications from other departments or TU Dortmund University institutions on request, if its workload permits.

The committee examines the research projects in particular with regard to the protection of human dignity and the autonomy and self-determination of those people who are involved in the research. It also deals with data protection issues.

Further information on the Ethics Committee

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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 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 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 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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