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Miriam Schmitt, M.A.

Miriam Schmitt studied Educational Science in her Bachelor's degree at TU Dortmund University and Educational Science and Gender Studies in her Master's degree at Ruhr University Bochum. Since 2016, she has been working as a research assistant at the chair and is doing her doctorate on the topic of "Success factors of women's careers in STEM professions". Previously, she was employed as a student assistant at the chair for several years.


  • CHEFIN – Chancengerechte Entwicklung von Frauenkarrieren im MINT-Bereich (since 10/2017)
  • Offene Hochschulen: Aufstieg durch Bildung (10/2016 – 09/2017)
  • TeachGov - Analyse der Wirkweisen transformationaler Lehr-Governance (04/2016 – 09/2016)

More information about Miriam Schmitt

Schmitt, M. (2021): Women Engineers on Their Way to Leadership: The Role of Social Support Within Engineering Work Cultures. Engineering Studies, 13(1), 30-52. DOI:10.1080/19378629.2021.1882471

Schmitt, M., Werz, J. M., Borowski, E., Wilkesmann, U., & Isenhardt, I. (2021). Ein Online-Tool für die Karriereplanung von Frauen in MINT-Berufen: Herausforderungen und Chancen. career service papers. 18. 55–77.

Schmitt, Miriam (2020). Career Success Factors of Women Engineers in Leadership Positions. Journal of Applied Leadership and Management. 8. 115 – 133.

Schmitt, M. & Wilkesmann, U. (2020). Women in Management in STEM: Which factors influence the achievement of lea­der­ship positions? International Journal of Gender, Science and Technology, 12(3), 328–352.

Schmitt, M. (2020). Women Leaders in Engineering: The Role of Career Orientation and Work Environment. In Abstracts and Papers presented at the 3rd International Conference on Gender Research. University of Reading, UK (S. 220–227). Acpi, UK.

Schmitt, M. (2019). Key Success Factors for Women’s Career Paths in Engineering: A Qualitative Study. In P. Paoloni, M. Paoloni, & S. Arduini (Hrsg.), Proceeding of the 2nd International Conference on Gender Research. Roma Tre University, Italy (555–561). Acpi, UK.

Maschwitz, A., Schmitt, M., Hebisch, R., & Bauhofer, C. (2017). Finanzierung wis­sen­schaft­licher Wei­ter­bil­dung. He­raus­for­de­rung­en und Mög­lich­keiten bei der Implementierung und Umsetzung von weiterbildenden An­ge­boten an Hoch­schu­len. Thematische Berichte der wis­sen­schaft­lichen Begleitung des Bund-Länder-Wettbewerbs „Aufstieg durch Bildung: offene Hoch­schu­len“.

Wilkesmann, U. & Schmitt, M. (2016). Open University – ein Best-Practice Beispiel. Erschließung neuer Ziel­grup­pen. (wis­sen­schaft­liche Begleitung des Bund-Länder-Wettbewerbs "Aufstieg durch Bildung: offene Hoch­schu­len").


04/2016 – today: Research Assistant at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University

10/04 – 02/2016: Graduate Assistant at the Chair of Sociology/Social Inequality and Gender, Ruhr-University Bochum

07/2011 – 03/2016: Student Assistant at the Chair of Organizational Studies and Management of Continuing Education, TU Dortmund University


10/2013 – 01/2016: M.A., Educational Science and Gender Studies, Ruhr-University Bochum

10/2009 – 09/2013: B.A., Educational Science, TU Dortmund University

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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