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Research Projects

Here you can find information about our current projects as well as a selection of projects we have already completed. The projects range from the dissertations of doctoral students to those with cooperation partners from science and industry.


Academic cooperation with other universities

Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel (RWTH Aachen):

The Professorship of Technology Management conducts research together with Prof. Dr. Malte Brettel in the areas of Entrepreneurial Marketing, Top Management Teams as well as Innovation Teams. This cooperation has resulted in numerous publications, including the following:


Prof. Dr. Andreas Engelen (Heinrich Heine Universität Düsseldorf):

The cooperation with Prof. Dr. Andreas Engelen includes joint research on innovation and knowledge management as well as corporate entrepreneurship. In an annually published "Innovation Report of Medium-Sized Businesses", scientific and practical research is conducted on how German medium-sized businesses stand in the innovation competition. The following article, among others, was produced as a result of joint work:


Prof. Dr. Susanne Enke (Otto-von-Guericke Universität Magdeburg):

Together with Prof. Dr. Susanne Enke (Schmidt), the Professorship of Technology Management conducts research on innovation management. Here, the focus is particularly on the intercultural context. The following contributions resulted from this cooperation:


Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese (Technische Universität Dortmund):

The collaboration with Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese takes place through joint research in the area of cross-functional and top management teams (TMT). Among others, the following contributions resulted from the collaboration:


Prof. Dr. David Bendig (Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster):

Together with Prof. Dr. David Bendig, the Professorship of Technology Management conducts research in the field of personality and knowledge management/capital. The cooperation has so far resulted in this contribution:


Prof. Dr. René Mauer (ESCP Berlin):

In cooperation with Prof. Dr. René Mauer, joint research is being conducted on the topic of entrepreneurship and business models. In addition, the effective orientation in small and medium-sized enterprises is investigated. Among others, the following contributions resulted from the cooperation:


Akademische Kooperationen mit NGOs

Right for Education (R:Ed):

Right for Education (R:Ed) is Africa's largest independent platform for timeless and relevant content that informs, inspires and empowers. Published articles are written by experts from leading academic institutions in English and French on topics such as human rights, governance and health, African culture, business and technology, and the environment, and are made available free of charge.

The Professorship of Technology Management is conducting joint research with R:Ed on "Start-up Behavior in Developing Countries." This research project will investigate which environmental condition leads to a general interest in entrepreneurial education, and based on this, identify and evaluate the characteristics of a successful founder in the African context.

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)