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Awards for department's best theses

Group foto of prize winners © Andreas Hoffjan​/​TU Dortmund
Pictured are award winners Ronja Kruber (1st from left) Tim Woschko (4th from left) Anto Josic (4th from right), and Marina Mardanova (3rd from right), benefactor Steffen Leininger (3rd from left), and supervising university professors Galina Zudenkova (2nd from left), Christiane Pott (2nd from right), and Ralf Gössinger (1st from right).

From COVID-19 to platform operators, from fairness to bulk goods

In July, TMC Turnaround Management Consult awarded the best theses at the Department of Business and Economics at TU Dortmund University. The selection fell on the two Bachelor graduates Tim Woschko and Anto Josic and the two Master graduates Ronja Kruber and Marina Mardanova. The award winners were selected from all students who wrote their thesis at the Department of Business and Economics at TU Dortmund University in the academic year 2020/21. The award is linked to prize money of €1,000 each donated by TMC. TMC is a leading consulting firm for restructuring and reorganization consulting, insolvency-related consulting and interim management in the SME sector. It would like to use the prize to promote talent and support qualification in the field of economics at the TU Dortmund University. The award winners are joined by their supervising professors Ralf Gössinger (Production Management and Logistics), Christiane Pott (International Accounting and Auditing), Manuel Wiesche (Digital Transformation) and Galina Zudenkova (Public Economics).

The award-winning papers address a wide range of issues in business administration and economics. Tim Woschko dealt with the topic "Impairment according to IAS 39 - Influence of COVID-19 on the occasion-related impairment test according to IFRS accounting. Resulting problems and requirements for the preparer of financial statements". Anto Josic wrote his bachelor thesis on the topic "The mutual dependencies between partner and platform operator".  Ronja Kruber's master's thesis dealt with "Modeling Rabin Fairness with Heterogeneous Players". Marina Mardanova has taken on the topic of "Design and evaluation of a method combination of simulation and a multi-level artificial neural network to support flow scheduling in the use case of bulk material processing".
(Note: Thesis titles are translated from the German original.)


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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.


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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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