TU Dortmund University

The University

PNG In numbers:
33,550 students
6,200 employees (300 professors)
16 faculties
established in 1968

TU Dortmund University was established in 1968 and offers more than 60 bachelor and master programmes in its faculties of natural sciences and engineering or social sciences and humanities. The German name of the university “Technische Universität Dortmund” underscores its focus on technology – in the development of new technologies and also in the analysis of how they drive cultural change. Interdisciplinarity is the keyword at TU Dortmund and all of the four profile areas draw on several departments and institutes. One of the four profile areas of TU Dortmund University is chemical biology and biotechnology which brings together the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (see below), the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Physiology and the Faculty of Chemistry. TU Dortmund University Logo
The international office offers information and help for international students.

The Faculty
All members of the CLIB-Graduate Cluster at Dortmund University belong to the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering (BCI). This is one of the largest faculties of its kind in Europe, with about 200 students per year. The faculty comprises 14 chairs, six of which are members of the CLIB-Graduate Cluster Industrial Biotechnology. About half of professors in this department are engineers while the others come from the natural sciences. It is this combination which allows the department to perform its research to develop safe, sustainable and efficient production processes.

The Faculty has four profile areas:
• Process Intensification
• Sustainable Chemical and Biochemical Engineering
• Polymer Science and Engineering
• Model-Based Design and Operation

At TU Dortmund, the CLIB-Graduate Cluster Faculty is comprised of six professors and six group leaders. For more information, see our complete faculty list or navigate to the website of the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering.
Students at the BCI are proud to study in Dortmund and have produced a film about this (in German).

The Town
With 572,000 inhabitants, Dortmund is one of the biggest cities in Germany and the major centre of North Rhine-Westphalia. Once a centre for coal, steel and beer brewing, it has now gone through a structural change and presents itself as a city of new technologies: IT, logistics, communications- and media technology.
People here are proud to live in the Ruhrgebiet, the former coal and steel area in Germany. Many foreigners have settled here and make the Ruhrgebiet one of the melting pots of the country.

Dortmund is the easternmost of the large cities in the Ruhr metropolitan area (east of Bochum, Essen and Duisburg) who together were the European Capital of Culture in 2010. It has excellent transport connections both to the Ruhr- and Rhine area via the train network as well as abroad with its small international airport.
View over Dortmund

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View over Dortmund city centre
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