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Dr. Lina Zenkienė

Lina Zenkienė is a research assistant at the Professorship of Higher Education since September 2021. She teaches at the Department of Business and Economics and conducts research on the interaction of higher education policy and practice.

Further information on Lina Zenkienė

Before joining the Professorship of Higher Education team, Dr. Lina Zenkienė was an Associate Dean at LCC International University in Klaipeda, Lithuania. She is an expert and evaluator in program development and transnational collaborative projects in tertiary education. In her field of expertise, she participated in international and national research and consultancy projects. Lina Zenkienė is an occasional peer reviewer for the Higher Education Policy studies journal.

To enhance her understanding of the interaction among higher education policy, theory and practice, Lina Zenkienė was engaged in various international and local training and research activities, e.g. at Stockholm School of Economics, University of Twente, Central European University. She visited a number of institutions, both academic and policy-making, tertiary and non-formal throughout Europe and North and Central America; participated and presented at higher education researchers’ and stakeholders’ venues. In her dissertation, Lina Zenkienė focused on the institutional work of quality in the context of cross-border collaborative engagements.

Lina Zenkienė holds a Ph.D. in Sociology from Ghent University, Belgium, School of Political and Social Sciences, Center for Higher Education Governance Ghent, a Master of Research in Management from the University of Bath, UK, a Master in Education in Higher Education Administration, Continuing and Adult Education from Rutgers University, USA, Graduate School of Education, and a Bachelor of Arts with an English major and Business Administration minor from LCC International University, Lithuania. She is an E. Muskie Freedom Support Act Fellow.

  • Higher education policy and practices,
  • university role in society,
  • organizational learning and change,
  • knowledge and practice transfer,
  • cross-border cooperation and quality of higher education,
  • institutional work.

Aligning higher education and vocational training with Klaipėda economic development strategy 2030 (contracted research project for Klaipeda ID and Klaipeda municipality).

Establishment of a model for international internships/traineeships for Lithuanian higher education lecturers, undergraduate and graduate students abroad (EU, EFTA and NATO countries) in resident companies and international organisations (a collaborative interuniversity project).

Publications and Conference Contributions

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 Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). 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 Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord 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 H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. 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 Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.


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.


Interactive map

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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