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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.

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. Dr. Steffen Strese (Dean)

Steffen Strese is Professor of Innovation Management at TU Dortmund University since 2019 and is a co-director of the TIE Institute of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He received his PhD from RWTH Aachen University, where he also worked as a startup coach and post-doctoral researcher. His research focuses on startup and corporate entrepreneurship as well as on technology and innovation management. He also advised numerous companies on strategy development and implementation as a project leader at Bain & Company and founded a technology-based startup. He is a guest lecturer at Chulalongkorn University in Bangkok, a founding member of the interdisciplinary Ruhr School of Design Thinking, and founder and chairman of the digital initiative DLab at TU Dortmund University.

Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann (Vice Dean 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. Dr. Philip Jung (Vice Dean Finance)

Philip Jung joined TU Dortmund University in 2014 and is Professor of Macroeconomics. He studied economics and history at the University of Freiburg, received his PhD in Freiburg, Philadelphia and Frankfurt, was a Post-Doctorial Researcher at the UvA Amsterdam, Junior Professor at the University of Mannheim and Professor at the University of Bonn. His research focuses on frictional labor markets, business cycle models with heterogeneous agent models, and regional inequalities. He is involved in doctoral training at the Ruhr Graduate School (RGS) in macroeconomics and is part of the DFG-funded Research Training Group "Regional Disparities and Economic Policy".