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Wissenschaftlicher Beirat

The work of the Social Research Centre is accompanied by an external scientific advisory board. It consists of six academics who are experts 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.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are appointed by the Rectorate of the University of Dortmund for a period of three years on the recommendation of the Executive Board and the Research Council.

The Advisory Board usually meets twice a year at the invitation of the Director. The Director participates in the meetings of the Scientific Advisory Board.

The members of the scientific advisory board are:

Chairwoman: Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker

Technische Universität München

Fakultät für Sport- und Gesundheitswissenschaft

Lehrstuhl für Diversitätssoziologie

Georg-Brauchle-Ring 60-62

80992 München


Prof. Dr. Birgit-Blättel-Mink

Goethe-Universität Frankfurt a.M.

Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften

PEG Gebäude, Raum 3, G029

Grüneburgplatz 1

60323 Frankfurt am Main


Prof. Dr. Rolf Heinze

Ruhr-Universität Bochum

Lehrstuhl für Allgemeine Soziologie

Arbeit und Wirtschaft

Universitätsstraße 150

Gebäude GC 04/508-509

44801 Bochum


Prof. Dr. Uwe Schimank

Universität Bremen

SOCIUM Forschungszentrum Ungleichheit und Sozialpolitik

Mary-Somerville-Straße 9

28359 Bremen


Prof. Dr. Steven Dhondt

TNO innovation for life

Schipholweg 77-89

NL- 2316 ZL Leiden


Prof. Dr. Sylvia Wilz

FernUniversität Hagen

Institut für Soziologie

Lehrgebiet Soziologie III

58084 Hagen

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.