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24. 08. 2018

Research Profile TU Dortmund University

Founded in 1968, TU Dortmund University is dedicated to a unique cross-weaving of natural sciences and engineering as well as social sciences and cultural studies.

With its focus on interdisciplinary cooperation, the university has created a distinctive profile which fosters progressive research and facilitates innovative teaching.

TU Dortmund University is a leading player in the fields of production engineering, electrical engineering and educational research. Its faculty has received numerous prestigious grants and distinctions.

The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) offers entrepreneurial research and education as well as a comprehensive range of startup services such as infrastructure, consultancy and coaching, support for business plan competitions, and identifying financing options and mentors.
TUDO in numbers

  • 34,616 students (11% international)
  • 2,300 academic staff (incl. professors)
  • 2,107 master’s degrees per year
  • 224 doctoral degrees per year
  • 296 foreign doctoral students and international guest researchers
  • €331.5m budget +incl. €77.4m third-party funding for research projects

Research facilities and partners


  • Center for Synchrotron Radiation (DELTA)
  • Center for Higher Education (zhb)
  • Dortmund Center for Teacher Training and Teaching/Learning Research (DoKoLL)
  • Research Institute for Technology and Disability (FTB)
  • Institute for Gerontology (FfG)
  • German

Institute for Civic Arts (DIS)
Research profile


  • Materials, Production Technology and Logistics
  • Chemical Biology, Drug Research and Process Engineering
  • Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation
  • Education, Schooling and Inclusion

Dortmund Technology Park

  • Largest technology park in Germany (#5 in Europe)
  • around 350 companies
  • 20,000 employees (incl. academic staff)
  • €1.1b turnover
  • Europe’s largest incubator with more than 100.000 sqm incubation space for diverse technologies such as logistics, biomedicine, robotics, IT, micro and nano technology, sensor systems and production technology