The teaching concept of the Chair of Entrepreneurship and Economic Education is divided into two fields:
In teacher training, selected economic contents are examined from a didactic perspective. In addition to consumer education and diagnostic procedures, the topic Entrepreneurship Education is also introduced to prospective teachers. In order to make learning sustainable and innovative, we use constantly updated formats in the sense of competence orientation. Behavioral economics and financial education, for example, are implemented in a practical manner in the form of independently developed business games. Through a comprehensive range of seminars, the chair also offers didactic support for internships and practical terms.
Within the scope of the subject Didactic Education, our chair mainly deals with the topics of complex systems as well as entrepreneurship. For Bachelor students, the basics of entrepreneurship are taught in a practice-oriented manner in lectures and seminars. The practical orientation includes, for example, guest lectures by company founders or the processing of case studies. Master's degree students receive in-depth insights into the complex and dynamic process of entrepreneurship in the lecture "Complexity & Entrepreneurship". An introduction to the theoretical foundations of complexity based on the Synergetic Entrepreneurship Model also opens up access to quantitative measurement methods in this field. In addition, the chair deepens knowledge in the field of opportunity recognition and business model development in the practice-oriented master's degree seminar.
Additional, extracurricular courses
In the Junior Entrepreneurship School, pupils of general education schools in the upper grades are given the opportunity to gain an intensive insight into school practice. In the role of a teacher, they accompany the three-part business lessons, which conclude with a practical project in addition to conducting business games and learning the basics of entrepreneurial activity. The success of the Junior Entreprenership School has already been awarded: "Sustainable Learning" of the Unesco World Decade 2010/11 and the Initiative Award for Education and Training (DIHK, Wirtschaftswoche).
Within the framework of an SAP seminar, the chair offers students of the Faculty of Business and Economics the opportunity to acquire and deepen basic knowledge of the SAP system.
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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: