From the moment it was established in 1968, TU Dortmund acquired a special status. Historically independent technical, natural, social sciences and humanities faculty are now in close cooperation with one another. The university campus in Dortmund offers its students excellent study conditions at various academic and research institutions. Innovative enterprises in prospective industries have a close relationship with them. There are approximately 24,000 students within Dortmund Technical University’s 16 colleges.