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Dr. Sabine Lauer

Dr. Sabine Lauer studied sociology and biostatistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich and received her PhD on the topic of "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching" from the TU Dort­mund University in 2019.  She has been working as a research assistant at the chair since 2013. In particular, she was significantly involved in the BMBF project "TeachGov" (2013–2016), which was also the basis of her cumulative dissertation awarded with the Ulrich Teichler Prize 2020.

More information about Dr. Sabine Lauer

Wilkesmann U., & Lauer, S. (2020). The influence of teaching motivation and new public management on academic teaching. Studies in Higher Education, 45(2), 434–451.

Lauer, S., & Wilkesmann, U. (2019). How the institutional environment affects collegial exchange about teaching at German re­search universities: findings from a nationwide survey. Tertiary Education and Management, 25(2), 131–144.

Lauer, S., & Wilkesmann, U. (2017). The governance of organizational learning - empirical evidence from best-practice universities in Germany. The Learn­ing Organization, 24(5), 266–277.

Schmid, C. J., & Lauer, S. (2016). Institutional (teaching) entrepreneurs wanted! Considerations on the professoriate’s agentic potency to enhance academic teaching in Germany. In L. Leisyte & U. Wilkesmann (Eds.), Organizing academic work in higher education: Teaching, learning and identities (pp. 109–131). London: Routledge.

Wilkesmann, U., & Lauer, S. (2015). What affects the teaching style of German professors? Evidence from two nationwide surveys. Zeitschrift für Er­zie­hungs­wis­sen­schaft18(4), 713–736.

Boulesteix, A. L., Hable, R., Lauer, S., & Eugster, M. J. (2015). A statistical frame­work for hypothesis testing in real data comparison studies. The American Statistician69(3), 201–212.

Boulesteix, A. L., Lauer, S., & Eugster, M. J. (2013). A plea for neutral comparison studies in computational sciences. PloS one8(4), e61562.

Academic career

since 12/2020 'Akademische Rätin auf Zeit' at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University 

10/2013–11/2020 Research assistant at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University 

10/2012–12/2012 Research assistant at the Working group ‚Biometry in Molecular Medicine‘ IBE, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich


2019  Dr. phil  "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching“ (grade: “summa cum laude”), TU Dortmund University

2012 M.Sc. in Biostatistics at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Master thesis: “On the power of resampled-based comparisons of classifiers with real data”, grade=1.7)

2007 Diploma (Dipl. Soz.) in Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich (Master thesis: "Kooperation in nicht-kooperativen Spielen mit Verlusten – Ein Online-Vignetten-Experiment“, Note=1.0)

2019 CHER Kassel (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "The influence of teaching motivation and New Public Management on Academic Teaching”

2018 DGS-Kongress Göttingen (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “Hat das New Public Management die Lehrmotivation verändert? Ein Vergleich zweier repräsentativer Studien aus den Jahren 2009 und 2016/17”

2018 CHER Moscow: "Impacts on collegial exchange about teaching – Evidence from a nationwide survey”

2018 AERA New York (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “The Influence of Regulatory Styles of Teaching Motivation on Academic Teaching”

2017 CHER Jyväskylä (with Uwe Wilkesmann): “Governance of organizational learning: Empirical evidence from best-practice universities in Germany”

2016 CHER Cambridge (with Christian J. Schmid): “Institutional (teaching) entrepreneurs wanted! Considerations of the professoriate’s agentic potency to enhance academic teaching in Germany”

2016 EGOS Neapel (with Alfredo Virgillito, Christian J. Schmid und Uwe Wilkesmann): "In search for a 'powerful' governance to enhance individual teaching performance in Germany"

2016 GfHf Jahrestagung München (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Transformational Governance of Academic Teaching – Ein Vergleich von für ihre Lehre ausgezeichneten mit ‘nicht-ausgezeichneten’ Hochschulen"

2015 CHER Lissabon (with Christian J. Schmid): "Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)!? The impact of individual 'teaching heroes' within German universities"

2015 EGOS Athen (with Christian J. Schmid): “Who cares (and how to take care about academic teaching)?! The impact of individual ‘teaching entrepreneurs’ within German universities”

2014 The Chinese University of Hong Kong (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Factors that influence research performance and web presence"

2014 EGOS Rotterdam (with Uwe Wilkesmann): "Factors that influence research performance and web presence of German universities (Webometrics ranking) - evidence from a national wide survey from 2011"

Location & approach

The campus of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is “Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen” (closer to South Cam­pus), and from B 1 / A 40 “Dort­mund-Dorstfeld” (closer to North Cam­pus). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from North Cam­pus to South Cam­pus by car, there is the connection via Vo­gel­pothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at North Cam­pus and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has its own train station (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät”). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station (“Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof”) and Düsseldorf main station via the “Düsseldorf Airport Train Station” (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 15 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duis­burg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station “Stadtgarten”, usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At “Stadtgarten” you switch trains and get on line U42 towards “Hombruch”. Look out for the Station “An der Palmweide”. From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop “Dort­mund Kampstraße”. From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop “Dort­mund Wittener Straße”. Switch to bus line 447 and get off at “Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”.

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dort­mund Airport (DTM) to Dort­mund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dort­mund Central Station, you can continue to the uni­ver­si­ty campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of in­ter­na­tio­nal flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the uni­ver­si­ty station.

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. There are two stations on North Cam­pus. One (“Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S”) is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the “Technologiepark” and (via South Cam­pus) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at North Cam­pus and offers a direct connection to South Cam­pus every five minutes.

The facilities of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are spread over two campuses, the larger Cam­pus North and the smaller Cam­pus South. Additionally, some areas of the uni­ver­si­ty are located in the adjacent “Technologiepark”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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