To content
Prorector Academic Affairs

Prof. Dr. Insa Melle

Portrait photo Prorector Academic Affairs Insa Melle © Lutz Kampert

Prof. Dr. Insa Melle – born in 1966 – has held a professorship in chemistry education at the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology of TU Dort­mund University since 1999. She took office as the prorector academic affairs on 1 September 2016.

Prof. Melle studied to become a grammar school teacher in chemistry and mathematics at the University of Oldenburg. In 1993, she completed her PhD in chemistry education at the Faculty of Chemistry. Following completion of her traineeship as a teacher, she worked as a research assistant at Goethe University Frankfurt, where she qualified as a professor in chemistry education in 2000. In 1998 she assumed office as a professor of chemistry education at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena before accepting a position at TU Dort­mund University in 1999.

Prof. Melle has played an active role in the academic administration of TU Dort­mund University. For example, she was elected vice dean in 2012 and dean of the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in 2014. Since 2002 she has been in charge of the training centre for chemistry teachers Dort­mund. In 1998 she was awarded the Johann Friedrich Gmelin Prize by the chemistry teaching section of the Gesell­schaft Deutscher Chemiker (GDCh, the German Chemical Society).

The responsibility of the prorector academic affairs includes all cross-departmental matters concerned with studying, teaching, and academic further education. This includes the quality of uni­ver­si­ty teaching, structures of the course program and in­ter­na­tio­nal student exchange.


Cafeteria menus

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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 20 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".

Dort­mund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dort­mund Airport to TU Dort­mund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dort­mund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more in­for­mation). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dort­mund Airport.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.