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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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