The task force Studies accompanies the further development of existing study programs and develops ideas for the introduction of new offerings. It has set itself the goal of further sharpening the profile of existing degree programs and adapting them to current developments in business and economics. To this end, it is working closely with the task force Internationalization to rapidly expand the English-language courses offered and thus also make them more attractive to international students. In this context, the establishment of additional degree programs is also being discussed.
Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese (chairperson, Innovation Management)
Prof. Dr. Lorenz Graf-Vlachy (Corporate Management)
Prof. Dr. Bernhard Kreße (Dean of Studies, Commercial and Company Law )
Prof. Dr. Ludger Linnemann (Applied Economics)
Prof. Dr. Jens Rowold (Human Resource Development and Change Management)
Dr. Artur Bauder (Examinations Office)
Dr. Jessica Donato (Head of Deans’ Office, Management Studies and Teaching)
Dr. André Jungen (Corporate Taxation)
More information about the department's study programs can be found on the webpages "Studies".
Prof. Dr. Strese outlines the task force's responisbilities:
Question 1: Professor Strese, teaching is one of the department's central tasks. Why is there still a need to set up a task force on this topic?
Precisely because teaching is one of the central tasks of a department, we must regularly consider how its own offerings for students can be further developed and improved. This means both reviewing our existing offerings and coming up with ideas for new ones. That's exactly what the task force Studies is doing.
Question 2: What can you tell us about what it is the task force does?
The goal of the task force is to come up with concrete proposals for sharpening the profile of existing degree programs and to develop ideas for new degree offerings. In order to be able to do this in the best possible way, the task force critically examines existing teaching activities, incorporates numerous ideas from the department, students, and best practices from outside, and, in particular, discusses them openly. This is an important basis for finding real improvements and new approaches that are then implemented.
Question 3: In your view, what are the central (future) topics that a business degree program absolutely should cover?
In my view, digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and with digital work and business processes, along with ecological sustainability, are the central topics that a business degree should prepare students for. It's not just a matter of technical and methodological knowledge in business and economics. In the future, there will be a greater need for creativity, problem-solving skills and collaboration, as well as analytical, communicative and entrepreneurial skills that graduates of business programs in particular will be able to use in increasingly digitalized companies and institutions. At the same time, a business degree should teach responsible and sustainable action in international contexts.
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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".
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