Research in Dortmund: scientific establishments
With its 54,000 students, seven universities, around 20 non-university research institutes and several other scientific establishments, Dortmund is an important site for research in the Ruhr Region.
Within the context of the "Masterplan Science Dortmund" the following list has been developed and comprises the publicly-funded universities as well as the universities in Dortmund accredited by the Science Council.
The list also includes the institutes belonging to the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the Leibniz Association, and the Max-Planck-Society, as well as the scientific members of "windo e.V." and the "Wissenschaftsforum Ruhr".
TU Dortmund University
Around 33,500 students, 300 professors and 6,200 members of staff, together with a large number of institutes and cooperation partners, shape prospects for the future at and with the TU Dortmund University. more…
Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Science and Arts
Practical-orientation, reasonable course lengths and excellent student support - this is what the University of Applied Science and Arts provides. Forward-looking courses combined with more than 120 years of tradition. more…
International School of Management
Since 1990, the International School of Management (ISM) - a private, state-approved university with campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne - has been educating the next generation of managers for businesses around the world. more…
Fachhochschule für öffentliche Verwaltung (FHöV)
FHöV NRW - the University of Applied Science for Public Administration trains students at seven sites in North Rhine-Westphalia to become upper-grade civil servants in municipal and state administrations and for the state pension system and the police. more…
FOM - one university, many opportunities. With more than 31,000 students, this is Germany’s largest private university. Since 1993, it has been running part time university courses for people who want to gain state and internationally recognized university degrees (bachelors and masters degrees) while they continue working. more…
IUBH Duales Studium
IUBH Duales Studium is a state-recognized private university. At its locations in Bad Honnef, Bad Reichenhall, Berlin, Bremen, Dortmund, Dusseldorf, Erfurt, Frankfurt a.M., Hamburg, Hanover, Munich and Nuremberg, the study programme includes dual bachelor and master degree courses in the fields of health care, real estate, logistics, marketing, human resource management, tax & accounting, social work and tourism. Proximity to practice, high-quality teaching and good career prospects define our dual studies. Through active networking, we work closely with numerous companies from the respective region of the place of study: IUBH supports prospective students in the search for their ideal practice partner and offers them an optimal practical relevance during their studies. more…
The Orchesterzentrum|NRW in Dortmund is a joint institute for the four state music universities in the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (Detmold, Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne) and the first inter-university centre of education for future orchestra musicians in Europe. more…
Other scientific institutions with federal, state or city funding
Scientific establishments in the region with close connections to Dortmund
Archives and museums with a focus on science
More establishments (not an exhaustive list)
- DASA Working World Exhibition
- ef.Ruhr GmbH
- F+E Management GmbH
- Freunde des Hoesch-Museums e.V.
- Hotel management college WIHOGA Dortmund
- Informatik Centrum Dortmund e.V. (ICD)
- Lead Discovery Center (LDC)
- LWL Museum
- RIF e.V. Institute for Research and Transfer
- Stadtarchiv - City Archives
- WAM Die Medienakademie - media academy
- ZEDO (Zentrum für Beratungssysteme in der Technik, Dortmund e.V.)