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Guest lectures

Above teaching theoretical contents, the Professorship for Technology Management aims at delivering insights into practice. Therefore, on a regularly basis, different cooperation partners are invited to give a glimpse at their business models and at recent developments in their business field and related strategic as well as operational field of actions.

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As part of our Master's course Strategic Technology and Innovation Management (STIM), Dr Thorsten Kettner from Wilo and Dr Alexander Brunst from Xella provided exciting insights into practice with their guest lectures. Thank you very much for your visit!

Dr Thorsten Kettner, Group Senior Director Innovation Excellence at Wilo, gave an exciting lecture on "Achieving Innovation Excellence" on 20 November 18. In doing so, he addressed measures to promote Wilo's innovation capability and answered numerous questions from interested students.

One week later, Dr. Alexander Brunst, Head of Digital Initiatives, dedicated himself to the topic of "Digital Transformation" at Xella and spoke about the challenges and opportunities of digitalisation in the established building materials industry. The students were particularly interested in the transfer of the approach of start-ups to established companies, which Dr Brunst specifically addressed in the subsequent Q&A session.

We would like to thank Dr Kettner and Dr Brunst once again for their visit!

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As part of the Planning and Project Management (PUP) event, Alexander Schueller provided insights into his start-up experiences with Adhesys Medical.

On 29.11.2018, he gave an interesting lecture on the topic of "Business Planning", which was enriched with anecdotes from his own start-up experience.

For example, he dispelled general prejudices about start-ups and gave insights into his start-up journey. In this context, he encouraged the students to use their 'time of low opportunity costs' to think about start-ups parallel to their studies.

We thank Mr Schueller for his contribution.

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Felix Häser from NKT gave a 90-minute lecture about his daily work as a technology manager at NKT. In addition to insights into the company, detailed practical examples of three essential elements of our lecture Technology Roadmapping, Portfolio Management, and Tools for Managing the Technology Development Process were discussed. The approximately 50 students were able to discuss their questions during and after the lecture.

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As part of the Master's course "STIM - Strategic Technology & Innovation Management", Thorsten Olscha gave a guest lecture on online marketing.

On 15.01.2019, he gave an exciting introduction to the topic of "Online Marketing", in which he gave the students an insight into the basics, possibilities and trends of the online market.  

Among other things, he presented the basic rules of online marketing and highlighted the most important online channels.

We would like to thank Mr Olscha and the Google Future Workshop for the exciting guest lecture.

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In December 2018, Dr Joachim Grabow, partner at Struktur Management Partner, was a guest at the Technology and Restructuring Management lecture at TU Dortmund University. In an interactive lecture, around 50 students learned how phases of corporate upheaval can be designed and managed and how change is actively shaped.

The participants were surprised to learn that the probability of experiencing at least one restructuring as a future manager runs towards 100%. In the subsequent discussion, the particular challenges but also familiar theoretical and practical aspects were presented and discussed how the managers of the future can adapt to these changed framework conditions.

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 North to Campus South by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus North 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 facilities 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".

Street navigation from and to the 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)