Technical University of Dortmund
Technical University of Dortmund

Continente: Europe

Country: Germany

Address: Emil-Figge-Straße 50, 44227 Dortmund, Germany

Web Site: www.tu-dortmund.de



About Technical University of Dortmund:

Founded in 1968, Technical University Dortmund (TU) is situated in the Ruhr region of Germany. It was established at a time of decline in the country’s coal and steel industry and its emergence coincided with an economic shift away from heavy industry and towards technology. Today, TU is known for its innovation in physics, electrical engineering, chemistry and economics. The university comprises 16 faculties across academic disciplines ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and culture studies. It has an endowment of around €161 million. The university also boasts a Centre for Teacher Training, four central scientific institutions, seven associated research institutes and five affiliated institutes, including the German Institute for Civic Art. The Mathetower (Mathematics Tower), home to the university’s Faculty of Mathematics, is one of its most prominent buildings. There are close to 33,000 students enrolled at TU, a figure which includes an international intake of around 11 per cent. Academic staff total more than 6,000 with 300 professors among them. The university is organised across two campuses, the North and South campuses, located a couple of miles from downtown Dortmund. Since 1984, they have been linked by an automated hanging monorail system known as the H-Bahn that crosses the area’s pastoral surroundings at a height of about 50 feet. TU has many links with international universities as well as a number from within Europe, operating through the Erasmus programme. These include Newcastle University, Liverpool John Moores University and Dublin City University, as well as others in countries such as Italy, Sweden, Hungary, Holland, Turkey and the Czech Republic. It is also a member of the China-NRW University Alliance, a strategic alliance between the top six universities in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of Germany (the country's most populous state) with higher education institutions in China. In 2006, TU hosted the 11th RoboWorld Cup and has its own robot team known as the Dortmund Droids.



World University Rankings

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World University Rankings 471 414 479 372 417 437 421 414 490 - 501-550 501-550

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Field 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agriculture - - - - - - - - - - - -
Engineering - 270 - - - - - - - - 451-500 451-500
Life Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - - - -
Natural Sciences - 242 260 215 260 - 255 233 285 - 290 301-350
Social Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -

BySubject

Subject 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Chemistryical Engineering - - - 279 - - - - - - - 351-400
Chemistry - - - 146 202 239 263 256 276 - 301-350 301-350
Civil Engineering - - - - - - - - - - - 451-500
Computer Science - - - 162 247 192 291 - - - 351-400 351-400
Electrical Engineering - - - 206 290 259 262 251 - - 401-450 401-450
Environment / Ecology - - - - - - - - - - - -
Geosciences - - - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science - - - - - - - - - - 451-500 -
Mathematics - - - 187 - 298 - - - - 377 351-400
Mechanical Engineering - - - 247 267 246 270 247 253 196 226 203
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - - - - - - - - - 401-450 401-450
Physics - - - 234 269 270 235 188 246 254 242 235
Plant & Animal Science - - - - - - - - - - - -