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The deans are responsible for the strategic leadership of the department. They are elected by the department council and prepare and execute the council's resolutions. As such, they decide on human and material resources within the framework of the department's strategic plan and represent the department's interests to the university rectorate. In addition, the deans are responsible for the organization of studies and examinations.

In 2021, the department has agreed on a rotation principle for the deans. Every two years, the deans will change roles and one member will be exchanged. The roles inlude the Dean and two Vice Deans, one of whom serves as the Dean of Studies. The deans are supported in their work by the Deans' Office.

Our current team of deans:

Prof. Christiane Hellmanzik (Dean)

Christiane Hellmanzik has been working at TU Dortmund University since 2016. She is Professor of Urban, Regional and International Economics and co-opted at the Department of Spatial Planning at TU Dortmund University. She received her PhD from Trinity College Dublin (Ireland) and previously worked in Hamburg and Heidelberg. Her research includes applied microeconomics and international macroeconomics. Together with colleagues from the UR Ruhr, she conducts research on Regional Disparities & Economic Policy (RTG2482) and is a member of the Competence Field "Empirical Economic Research".

Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann (Dean of Studies)

Ludger Linnemann has joined TU Dortmund University as Professor of Applied Economics in 2008. His research areas are business cycle theory, applied macroeconometrics and international economics. He is a co-speaker of the Ruhr Graduate School in Economics and a member of the Competence Field Empirical Economic Research.

Prof. Peter N. Posch (Vice Dean)

Peter N. Posch has been working at TU Dortmund University since 2014 and is Professor of Finance. He studied economics, philosophy and law at the University of Bonn and holds a PhD from the Department of Mathematics and Economics at Ulm University. During his time in the financial industry, he was responsible for proprietary trading and active risk management in the banking group. In addition to classical risk management topics, his research focuses on machine learning methods, sustainable and new financing models, and startup financing. He leads a project in the Collaborative Research Center CRC 823 and co-spokesperson of the Competence Field "Empirical Economic Research".



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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 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".

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.


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 departments 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".

Streetnavigation from and to TU Dortmund University:

OpenStreetMap Routing Machine

The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:

Environment map (PDF)

Environment map (graphic)

This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:

Interactive campus map

This document contains a simple campus map in German and English:

Campus map (PDF)