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Strong Focus on Research

This researcher works in a lab.

Over 1,000 third-party funded projects bear witness to TU Dortmund University's strong focus on research, including a range of collaborative projects such as (transregional) Collaborative Research Centers, Research Units, Research Training Groups, a Cluster of Excellence and several Horizon 2020 research consortia. Nearly 300 professors teach and research at TU Dortmund University.

The university is particularly renowned for research in its four profile areas: Materials, Production Technology and Logistics, Chemical Biology, Drug Research and Process Engineering, Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation and Education, Schooling and Inclusion, in which it celebrates research successes beyond disciplinary limits, and at an outstanding international level.

Strong institutional networks in the science and engineering profile areas play a significant role in TU Dortmund's research successes. One Max Planck institute, two Fraunhofer institutes and two Leibniz institutes as well as the Federal Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (BAuA) are located in close proximity to the campus.

Disciplines Work Hand in Hand

All our scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but are actively lived by. This interactive culture creates a supportive environment that sparks technological innovation and drives advances in methods and knowledge.

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