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The Center for Higher Education (Zentrum für Hochschulbildung, zhb) is a central scientific institution of the Technical University of Dortmund. The zhb is a marger of the Center for Research on Higher Education and Faculty Development (Hochschuldidaktisches Zentrum, HDZ), the Center for Languages, the Center for Continuing Education (Zentrum für Weiterbildung, ZfW) and the Center for Disability and Studies (Dortmunder Zentrum Behinderung und Studium, DoBuS).

We now offer you consolidated services of our four departments “Disability and Studies”, “Foreign Languages”, “Academic Teaching & Faculty Development” and “Continuing Education”. In addition, you will find here information on our three university chairs where comprehensive research is conducted on the services offered, ensuring that you will receive the latest research findings at first hand.


Follow this link to find out about our detailed organizational structure

Central financial Administration of the zhb:

For all questions concerning the externally funded projects at the zhb is responsible::

Martina Höffmann, , Telephone: (+49)231 755-6637


For all questions concerning the budget of the zhb is responsible:

Frauke Reininghaus, , Telephone: (+49)231 755-6507

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Director's Secretary

Hohe Straße 141
44139 Dortmund
Anne Meyer-Hannes

Office hours:
Monday to Thursday: 8.30 - 13.30

Telephone: +49 (0)231 / 755 - 6630
Fax: +49 (0)231 / 755 - 6611



Information about the language classes:
Department of Foreign Languages
Telephone: +49 (0)231 / 755 - 2907