Research & Science

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Overview of the universities

The City of Dortmund provides a vibrant university landscape with many different courses for people to study: Computer science and social studies, design and logistics, or business studies and economics, to name just a few. The wide range of courses offered in Dortmund leaves little to be desired.

Studies in Dortmund are practice-oriented and forward-looking and stand up well in the face of competition from other university towns. Currently around 54,000 students enjoy the benefits of the first class courses at the universities here.

Dortmund's universities

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Learning and research for the future

TU Dortmund University

TU Dortmund University has developed a profile of its very own with 16 faculties ranging from science and engineering to social sciences and cultural studies. The university currently has near to 34,600 students and 6,200 members of staff.  more…

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Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Science and Arts

With their 12,500 students, the Fachhochschule Dortmund - University of Applied Science and Arts is one of the largest universities of applied sciences in North Rhine-Westphalia.  more…

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Studies for upper-grade civil service

University of Applied Sciences for Police and Public Administration in North Rhine-Westphalia

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…

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Joint institute for the four state music universities


The Orchesterzentrum|NRW in Dortmund is a joint institute for the four state music universities in North Rhine-Westphalia (Detmold, Düsseldorf, Essen and Cologne) and the first inter-university centre of education for future orchestra musicians in Europe.  more…

International management

International School of Management (ISM)

The International School of Management (ISM) is a private, state-approved university with campuses in Dortmund, Frankfurt/Main, Munich, Hamburg and Cologne, training the next generation of managers for businesses throughout the world.  more…

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Part time studies

FOM University of Applied Sciences

FOM University of Applied Sciences - 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 wanting to gain state and internationally recognized university degrees (bachelors and masters degrees) while they are 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…