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Detailed information on the application procedure and the currently advertised topics can be found here. Please read this information completely and carefully before applying for a thesis at our professorship. Please make sure that your application is complete.

Note: The Professorships of Technology Management of Prof. Dr. Tessa Flatten and Innovation Management of Prof. Dr. Steffen Strese conduct joint application processes for seminars and theses since summer semester 2020 - 1 application for 2 professorships.



With the help of the online form you can apply for a thesis at the professorship. The application process for theses in the winter semester 2022/2023 is closed. The application period for theses in the summer semester 2023 will be announced at the end of January 2023. The online form will be activated at the beginning of the application period.

Information for all students of economics: The application for the thesis also implies the application for the project seminar.

Required Documents

You will also find im­por­tant in­for­mation on submitting documents at the end of the on­line application form - please read carefully. After submitting the on­line form, please submit the following proofs or confirmations summarised in a single PDF file (size: < 8 MB), within the application deadline, from your Unimail address by email exclusively to tm.wiwitu-dortmundde, with the subject "Bewerbung Abschlussarbeit - Dokumente [first name] [last name]". Please note: Due to the joint application process, please do not submit the documents additionally to the Chair of Innovation Management.

  • BOSS grade extract (current studies)
  • BOSS grade extract / proof of grade Bachelor studies (only for Master students)
  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form
  • Confirmation of practical experience (e.g. employer's reference / confirmation of employment - also in the case of ongoing activities)
  • Confirmation of international experience (e.g. employer's reference / extract of grades - also in case of continuous stay)

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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)