In the west of Dortmund, just a few minutes away from the heart of the Westphalian metropolis, the campus of the University of Dortmund is situated. Here nearly 24,000 students are preparing themselves for their jobs. 3000 scientists as well as technical and other employees are working here.
The University of Dortmund combines academic tradition with modern programmes to guarantee a special quality of teaching and research. Established in the sixties as an answer to the structural crises of the former coal and steel district it has enriched the educational scenery with new and partly unique study offers and thus acquired the reputation of an innovative reform university.
With its research potential the University of Dortmund does not only make an important contribution to the regional development but to the structural change within the whole Ruhr Area. With partnerships and cooperations with universities and scientists in the whole world the University of Dortmund is anchored firmly in the international science community.