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Prorector Academic Affairs: Prof. Dr. Insa Melle

Prof. Insa Melle

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.

Executive Assistant

André Biederbeck

Andre Biederbeck

Tel.: +49(0)231 / 755-7574

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Barbara Tuschewitzki

Tel.: +49 (0)231 / 755-7577


Regina Israel

Tel.: +49 (0)231 / 755-7578


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