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:
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".
Bernhard Kreße has been working at TU Dortmund University since 2015 and is head of the teaching area Commercial and Company Law. He is an adjunct professor at the Rechtswissenschaftlichen Fakultät (Department of Law) of the FernUniversität Hagen and co-opted at TU Dortmund University. Bernhard Kreße studied in Cologne and Paris, received his doctorate from the University of Cologne and completed his habilitation at the FernUniversität Hagen. His research focuses on civil law, banking and capital market law, German and European competition law, medical law and comparative law. He is a member of associations such as the Zivilrechtslehrervereinigung, the Vereinigung der Medizinrechtslehrerinnen und Medizinrechtslehrer as well as the Gesellschaft für Rechtvergleichung.
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:
The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:
This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:
This document contains a simple campus map in German and English: