We are a university of applied sciences and arts with deep roots and commitments in the region, but with an international focus at the same time. Through our numerous national and international R&D projects, we stimulate innovation in the region and see ourselves as a driver of structural change. We see research as the search for knowledge with practical applications cooperating across different fields with actors from the industry and society. The key feature of our work is the inseparability of teaching and research.
"The University of Applied Sciences and Arts Dortmund sees itself both as a university with deep regional ties and as an internationally open teaching and research institution, always engaged on the ongoing search for new knowledge and solutions in the most relevant areas of research. In the process, it assumes the role of eyes and ears for the region and becomes a driving force for innovation, especially for SMEs.”