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Gender Equality

The Gender Equality Task Force creates the department's equal opportunity concept and assists its implementation. One of its most important goals is to support the academic careers of women, who are still underrepresented in the field of business and economic sciences. To this end, the Task Force has installed the program "Mentoring@WiWi", which is aimed at female department members of all academic qualification levels and brings together mentors/mentees via a tandem model.


Prof. Dr. Anja Fischer (Chairperson; Management Science)
Prof. Dr. Christiane Hellmanzik (Dean; Urban, Regional, and International Economics)
Prof. Dr. An­dre­as Hoffjan (Management Accounting and Controlling)
Dr. Stephanie Lenger (International Accounting and Auditing)
Angelika Conrad (Deans' Office)

More information on the work of the task force and on "Mentoring@WiWi" can be found on the website of the Equal Opportunity Commissioner.

Prof. Dr. Fischer on the department's gender equality goals and measures:

Question 1: Professor Fischer, you are the Equal Opportunity Commisioner of the Department of Business and Economics and now also head of the task force on the same issue. Why is it so important that the department has made the topic of "equality" one of its central concerns?

Our faculty and science in general thrive on discourse and diverse perspectives. All members should be able to develop and contribute their individual abilities, regardless of their background, disability or gender. A lot has happened at the faculty in recent years. But in some areas, women are still underrepresented. We as a task force are working towards  changing this in the long term. In addition, we are working toward a better work-life balance for women and men.

Question 2: What equality issues are particularly close to your heart for you personally?

As Equal Opportunity Commissioner, it is my goal in particular to show female students possible career paths in academia and to successively review and improve the associated framework conditions at the department. Studies have shown that many women simply do not trust themselves to pursue an academic career. It is important to develop an awareness of this and, together with colleagues, to address and encourage talented female students at an early stage.

Question 3: In concrete terms, how does the Department of Business and Economics promote equality for women?

For years, the department has provided financial support for female students, research assistants and junior professors to attend conferences and workshops. There, they can present their results and build up their own networks. In addition, further training courses are also financed. The latest project is Mentoring@WiWi. Here, women's scientific careers are to be promoted via mentoring relationship tandems. The basic pillars are individual mentee-mentor relationships, regular inter-departmental group meetings culminating in a guest lecture by an outstanding female scholar, and additional financial support, for example for short research stays.


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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)