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Opportunities for cooperation

Close cooperation with practice is a key interest of the Professorship for Strategic Management and Leadership. We cooperate with partners from large firms, small and medium-sized enterprises, as well as start-ups to transfer scientific knowledge into business practice and to further develop and apply it jointly with cooperation partners.

In such cooperations, we contribute our scientific expertise regarding our research topics as well as our broad experience from various consulting projects. We offer various forms of cooperation: guest lectures in courses, integration of individual projects and case studies into courses, theses, long-term research cooperations, consulting and start-up projects, as well as executive education such as workshops and custom training programs. Please get in touch with us – we are looking forward to a productive exchange!

Guest lectures

We aim to provide students not only with theoretical frameworks and contents, but also with practical insights and first contacts to practitioners. To this end, we frequently invite executives, managers, as well as founders and entrepreneurs who provide insights into current strategic and operational issues, industry trends and developments, business models, and technologies and innovations.

Students sit in a lecture at the beginning of the study. © Oliver Schaper​/​TU Dortmund

Case studies

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Our teaching concept includes project work and case studies in several courses. This allows students from various disciplines to acquire conceptual and analytical skills, as well as creative and communicative abilities, to complement their technical skills. In turn, practitioners can bring their individual problems and questions and benefit from students’ innovative approaches and ideas. Illustrative topics include, for instance, strategy development, business model design, or communication strategies.

Bachelor’s and master’s theses

If the conditions are right, we are glad to supervise Bachelor’s and Master’s theses written in cooperation with a practice partner. The content and topic of any thesis will be aligned with the practice partner and must naturally lie within the field of competence of the professorship. Of course, all applicable academic standards must be fulfilled.

Books with the inscription dissertation on a bookshelf in the library. © Nikolas Golsch​/​TU Dortmund

Research cooperations

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We are interested in collaborating on joint research projects with organizations from all industries. Such collaborations can span shorter or longer time-horizons and may take the form of research projects with one or more academic staff members. Such research projects often provide benefits for science and practice through the analysis of large amounts of data development and the development of rich theoretical and practical insights.

Consulting and start-up projects

Despite being rooted in strategic management, the notion of entrepreneurship – both in the context of established and new firms – is at the heart of what we do. We are thus interested in working with established firms and start-ups on developing technologies, innovations, business models, and strategies. In addition, we can contribute to issues involving topics of leadership, crisis management, and communication. We have experience not only in consulting work but also in workshops and executive education.

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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)