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Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer

Portrait photo of Prof. Manfred Bayer © Benito Barajas​/​TU Dortmund

Professor Manfred Bayer was elected the new president of TU Dortmund University on 24 April 2020. The physicist took office on September 1, 2020, succeeding Prof. Ursula Gather. The President represents TU Dortmund University externally and the rectorate within the university. He has the authority to issue guidelines for the university and heads the rectorate as well as being responsible for the following areas: Structural and Development Planning, Communication, Diversity, and Public Relations.

Originally from Franconia, Professor Manfred Bayer was appointed as professor for “Experimental Physics with a Focus on Spectroscopy of Condensed Matter” at TU Dort­mund University in 2002 at the age of 36. His outstanding research results appear regularly in renowned scientific journals. Professor Bayer has a large network of in­ter­na­tio­nal contacts and – as spokesperson of the first German-Russian Collaborative Research Center of the German Research Foundation – especially cultivates the partnership with St. Petersburg. He has been honored several times for his excellent research work, among others as Fellow of the American Physical Society (2012) and Member of the Russian Academy of Sciences (2017).

As a UA Ruhr professor, Manfred Bayer is also in close contact with the neighboring universities in the Ruhr area. As co-initiator of the popular lecture series “Between Breakfast and Borussia”, he also knows how to inspire a broad audience for physics topics.

Sandra Czaja

Portrait photo of Sandra Czaja © Benito Barajas​/​TU Dortmund

Phone: +49 (0)231-755 7553

Hannah Gerlach

Porträt von Hannah Gerlach © Felix Schmale​/​TU Dortmund


Phone: +49 (0)231-755 7555


Prof. Dr. Manfred Bayer
Campus Süd
August-Schmidt-Straße 4
44227 Dortmund
Phone: +49 (0)231-755 7550


Jennifer Wilde
Room: 301
Phone: +49 (0)231-755 7552
Fax: +49 (0)231-755 7557

Violaine Venghaus
Room: 301
Phone: +49 (0)231-755 7551
Fax: +49 (0)231-755 7557

Management of the rectorate

Lena Jeskulke
Campus Süd
Wilhelm-Dilthey-Straße 2
44227 Dortmund
Room: 201a
Phone: +49 (0)231 755 2563

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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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