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Quality Improvement Commission

A student is typing on a laptop, two others are sitting behind him. © Nikolas Golsch​/​TU Dortmund

If you have any questions or comments about the Quality Improvement Commission, please feel free to contact any of the following:


Vice Chair

According to §4(1) of the Department Regulations, the QVK consists of two voting members from the group of university teachers, two voting members from the group of scientific employees and five members from the group of students. The student representatives have the majority of votes in this commission. The term of office of the elected representatives is two years, in the case of students one year.


Dean of Studies (without voting rights)

  • Dr. Arne Niederbacher


  • Prof. Dr. Dorothee Gronostay
  • Prof. Dr. Cornelius Schubert

Research assistants

  • Lukas Conrad Brandt
  • Robert Heidemann


  • Katharina Pauline Hast
  • Lena Kukowka
  • Felix Fankhänel
  • Sophie Brinkmann
  • NN

The tasks of the Quality Improvement Commission (QVK) result from the "Law for the Improvement of Equal Opportunity in University Admission in North Rhine-Westphalia" (in German language only) of 1 March, 2011, according to which the universities are provided with earmarked funds of at least 249 million euros annually to improve teaching and study conditions - and to compensate for the abolition of tuition fees in the winter semester 2011/12. At TU Dortmund University, the allocated QV funds of approximately 13 million per year1 are allocated to the departmens according to a distribution key (e.g. number of students in 1.5 times the standard period of study).

The QVK of the Department of Social Sciences organizes the procedure for applying for QV funds allocated to our department. It decides on the eligibility of the submitted applications and forwards its decision recommendations to the Dean's Office.

1] Cf. homepage of the central Quality Improvement Commission of the TU Dortmund, (in German language only)

Extensive information on how to apply can be found in the internal area of the Department of Social Sciences. (in German only)