Our team conducts research in the areas of regional disparities, regional development, spatial distribution of economic activity, agglomeration economies, migration, peer effects, learning and knowledge diffusion, creative and cultural production (e.g., art auctions/markets, literature, science, economics), international trade in goods and services, and digitization.
If you are interested in writing a thesis at our professorship, you can find more information about our ongoing research and process in the areas of research and teaching on this website.
PhD positions available
The RTG "Regional Disparities and Economic Policy" is again looking for four PhD students starting in October 2023.
Application deadline is…
Guest lecture on Planning procedures and residential neighborhood development - 07.12.2022 9-12am
On the 7th of December we organize a guest lecture with a business partner from the real estate industry on the topic "Planning procedures and…
Thesis on the subject of financial services and lending
On the topic of financial services and lending, we have one and possibly several theses available.
Academic Writing - winter term 22-23
This semster's "Academic Writing" workshop will take on December 1 and 2. The course is mandatory for WiWi Bachelor students who write their thesis…
Annual RTG 2484 Retreat
On October 17 and 18, the annual RTG Retreat of the Research Training Group "RTG 2484 - Regional Disparities & Economic Policy" took place in…
URI Team @ FJURI Workshop
Together with the Chair of Finance and the ZB Business Law, a research workshop was held for the first time this October at the University of Catania.…
Congratulations Vanessa Hellwig
On Oct. 11, Vanessa Hellwig became the first in the history of the URI professorship to pass her doctorate, which was awarded summa cum laude with…
New Publication of Vanessa Hellwig
Congratulations to Vanessa Hellwig for her first publication. We are happy to announce that Vanesssa published her paper "Digital gravity? Firm birth…
Start of Teaching!
All lectures, tutorials and seminars of the professorship URI will start in the second week of the witer term's lecture period (17.10-21.10).
Christiane Hellmanzik @ EWACE 2022
Christiane Hellmanzik participated in this years European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics (EWACE) in Turin, Italy. Our former team member Lukas…
Maren Kaliske @ ETSG 2022
Maren Kaliske presented her joint work with Christiane Hellmanzik and Jens Wrona on the "Convergence in Political Preferences and the EU Single…
RTG Workshop: Ports, Cities, and Borders in International Trade
Felix Dornseifer, Christiane Hellmanzik and Maren Kaliske participated in the RTG Workshop on the topic "Ports, Cities, and Borders in International…
Seminar place allocation closed!
all seminar places of the URI chair have been allocated, therefore we do not accept any more requests for seminar places.
RTG Workshop: Ports, Cities, and Borders in International Trade
Upcoming Research Workshop at the 6th - 7th of September 2022 on Ports, Cities, and Borders in International Trade
ACADEMIC WRITING SOSE 2022
This term on the 29.04 and 13.05...
Welcome: Felix Dornseifer
The URI Chair is happy to introduce a new member of our research team. Felix Dornseifer joined the URI Research team as a doctoral student and is part…
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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:
The document and the graphic represent the motorways and federal highways around the TU Dortmund University in a very simplified way:
This interactive map helps you find and navigate between facilities and buildings on campus:
This document contains a simple campus map in German and English: