TU Dortmund University

Dortmund, Germany
Since its founding 47 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies. The various scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but lived and experienced. This interaction creates an environment conducive to technological innovation and fosters advances in methods and knowledge.

About

History

Since its founding 47 years ago, TU Dortmund University has developed a special profile, encompassing 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies.

Education

The curriculum is comprised of around 80 programs of study, both traditional and innovative, some even unique to this university. A broad teacher training program is also offered for all school types.

The various scientific disciplines share a common university spirit in which interdisciplinarity, communication and cooperation are not only taught, but lived and experienced. This interaction creates an environment conducive to technological innovation and fosters advances in methods and knowledge.

They have many traditional and innovative courses to choose from: More than 60 Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programs and teacher training programs in more than 30 courses of study are offered.

Research

TU Dortmund University especially supports its profile areas “Production and Logistics,” “Chemical Biology and Biotechnology,” “Modeling, Simulation and Optimizing of Complex Processes and Systems” and “Youth, School and Education Research,” where research successes are achieved on a broad basis, beyond disciplinary limits and on an outstanding international level.

Moreover, in Dortmund research is done in a stimulating neighborhood:

  • The Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology
  • The Fraunhofer Institutes for Material Flow and Logistics and for Software and Systems Engineering
  • The Institute of Analytical Sciences (ISAS)
  • Institute of Occupational Physiology

Career

Many international students see living and working in Germany as an opportunity to gain valuable work and life experience. By working in Germany, international employees have the opportunity to learn professional skills and experience German culture first-hand. Companies based in Germany are highly interested in qualified employees, and the German government encourages companies to hire international employees.

Certain EU-member-states and several other nationalities have the opportunity to receive an 18-month visa extension directly after degree completion. In this time period, you can apply for jobs within your degree of study.

Master's Programmes

Many organisations offer scholarships or grants. Some of these might help you to study for a Master at TU Dortmund University!

Services

Student services

The Dortmund Student Services is a public service company for students of TU Dortmund University. In addition to the different cafeterias and cafes, Student Services manages and maintains dormitories around the campus.

In addition to the services at TU Dortmund University, Student Services manages cafeterias, cafes and dormitories in Hagen, Iserlohn, Soest and Meschede. Most importantly, the interests of the main customers, the students, are always considered.

Housing services

  • Housing for International Students
At TU Dortmund University the International Office helps international students to find housing space.
  • Housing Exchange for Students
The members of the joint venture Dortmund Housing Companies have established an internet portal for TU Dortmund University’s students. This assistance in finding rooms and apartments is free of charge.
  • Dormitory Management
The rooms in dormitories are in high demand. The sooner you apply for a room, the better. Your first contact is the Student Services’ dormitory management; they are responsible for renting the dormitory rooms and help students find rooms and apartments on the private housing market.

Library services

The Collection of the German Association for Railway History (DGEG) is a special collection of about 60.000 items which are listed in catalogue plus (advanced search: shelf marks EGM* and EGZ*). The collection can be found on basement level 1.

The 700 DVDs are on loan only for scientific staff of the TU Dortmund. Students of the TU Dortmund can watch the DVDs in the Central Library.

Student Life

Campus life

In the west of Dortmund, just a few minutes away from the heart of the Westphalian metropolis, the campus of the University of Dortmund is situated. Here nearly 24,000 students are preparing themselves for their jobs. 3000 scientists as well as technical and other employees are working here.

Sports facilities

The university sports association keeps you fit and healthy, is a compensation for the study and work routine, connects the university members and brings German and foreign students closer to each other no matter which sport you choose. Just come and find out if there is something for you.

With its selection of more than 60 kinds of sport and about 150 courses for 30,000 students and employees, the sports association presents a large program with an optimal combination of sport-specific and health-oriented courses, fitness courses and fun with free sports activities and competitive sport.

Student clubs

  • Student Bodies of Faculties
The faculty student associations at TU Dortmund University have been established by students for students. When they don’t know how to put together their first class schedule, when they are puzzled about which seminar is graded with which certificate, or when they need some “unofficial” information about their favorite course: the student associations can help.
  • AStA
The AStA represents the students in the university and therefore is something like the student „government“. Representatives are elected by the student parliament.

Student Associations

  • Chamber Choir of the TU Dortmund
  • Symphonic Brass Orchestra Dortmund
  • UniversityChoir
  • UFC: University Film Club
  • University Orchestra

The Global Study Awards

Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, StudyPortals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.

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