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Career prospects

Because of the variety of job opportunities, the job prospects for statisticians are excellent. The more than 1,500 statisticians trained in Dortmund to date have had no problems on the national and international job market. Several job offers often left them spoiled for choice after graduation. Possible jobs are offered in banks and insurance companies, in the pharmaceutical industry, in quality assurance, in administration and in research. And over 50 of our graduates are now professors themselves.

There are job boards for graduates, as well as for student teaching/research assistants and internships. There is also a list of open positions at the Department of Statistics. Only the postings without a German language requirement are listed here, the full list can be found at to the German version of this page.

The lecture series "Statistics at Work" provides an insight into the multi-faceted professional life of a statistician. Here, graduates of the department report from their professional practice and present their company as well as the tasks they perform there.

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Location & approach

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

The campus of the Technical University of Dortmund is located near the freeway junction Dortmund West, where the Sauerland line A45 crosses the Ruhr expressway B1/A40. The Dortmund-Eichlinghofen exit on the A45 leads to the South Campus, the Dortmund-Dorstfeld exit on the A40 leads to the North Campus. The university is signposted at both exits.

One of the landmarks of the TU Dortmund is the H-Bahn. Line 1 runs every 10 minutes between Dortmund Eichlinghofen and the Technology Center via Campus South and Dortmund University S, while Line 2 commutes every 5 minutes between Campus North and Campus South. It covers this distance in two minutes.

From Dortmund Airport, it takes just over 20 minutes to get to Dortmund Central Station by AirportExpress and from there to the university by S-Bahn. 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's train station.