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Organisational structure


Executive Board

As a scientific institution of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Technical Uni­ver­sity of Dort­mund, the Social Research Centre is managed by a board of directors. This board develops and decides on the guidelines of the institute's work and decides on the programme, personnel and use of funds within the frame­work of the budget and in ac­cor­dance with the institute's regulations.

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The director is responsible for the scientific programme of the Social Research Centre and manages its business. In ac­cor­dance with the evolved institute culture and the self-image of the Social Research Centre Dort­mund, the management of the institute is currently carried out collegially by a team.

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Research areas

The organisation of the work of the Social Research Centre is based on re­search areas with focus topics. Central thematic areas are dealt with as cross-cutting themes across re­search areas.

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Scientific Advisory Board

The work of the Social Research Centre is accompanied by an external scientific advisory board. It consists of ten academics who are recognised in the sfs's field of work. The scientific advisory board advises the sfs on all questions of general re­search conception and supports it in the performance of its tasks.

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Location & approach

Exit 13 (Kreuz Dortmund Nord-Ost), direction Derne/Schwerte (B236), 1st exit direction Dortmund-Eving, next traffic lights turn right (Kemminghauser Str.), after 2.7km turn left (Evinger Str./B 54), after 1.1km traffic lights turn left (Deutsche Straße), after 500m on the left is the Evinger Platz.

From the Bundesstraße 1 (extension A40 or A44) to the intersection B1/B236 direction Lünen, 3rd exit direction Dortmund-Eving.

Exit Dortmund Hafen, turn left until the intersection Münsterstraße (B54), direction Eving, after about three kilometers turn into Deutsche Straße.

You can download an enlarged general map here

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just about 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by subway (U-Bahn) 41. The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". A wider range of international flight connections is offered by Düsseldorf Airport, about 60 kilometers away, which can be reached directly by S-Bahn from the university station. From there, you can get directly to Dortmund Central Station.

From Dortmund Central Station, take the U 41 light rail (direction Brambauer / Brechten). The stop is "Zeche Minister Stein". The Minister Stein Center is located on the right in the direction of travel of the streetcar.

You can find an overview map here.