Saving Energy at TU Dortmund University
In order to maintain operations throughout the winter, TU Dortmund University is implementing various energy-saving measures.
Coronavirus: Information in the Corona Portal
At TU Dortmund University, teaching now takes place in presence again. The Corona Portal provides up-to-date information.
Social Research Center Dortmund Awarded Dortmund Dialog Prize
The Social Research Center Dortmund has been honored for 75 years of social science research in Dortmund.
New Series of Research Videos: “Research Snapshots”
Concise, fascinating, informative: TU Dortmund University captures science on video.
“StartSmart” Game Helps Students Start Their Studies
TU Dortmund University develops cell phone game for international students.
Prof. Herbert Waldmann Awarded for Outstanding Contributions to Chemical Biology
The European Federation for Medicinal Chemistry and Chemical Biology has honored him with the Nauta Award.
Topping-out Ceremony for the New CALEDO Research Center in Dortmund
Cutting-edge research on innovative liquids will be conducted in the new building on the TU campus in the future.
International Research Team Detects Kink in Plasma Flow
A team including TU physicist Dr. Dominik Elsässer has published its findings in the renowned scientific journal Nature.
TU Dortmund University Offering First Humboldt Professorship
The Department of Physics aims to appoint Prof. Edvardas Narevicius from Israel to collaborate in the Research Alliance Ruhr.
MAGIC Telescope Array Observes Violent Explosion on “Vampire Star”
Findings by researchers from TU Dortmund University have been published in the renowned journal Nature Astronomy.
19.4 Million Euros for New CANTAR Research Network
Daniel Rauh heads a research group in the network, which aims to boost active ingredient research in the field of oncology.
Together everyone achieves more: Acting on this maxim, TU Dortmund University joined forces with the Ruhr Universität Bochum and the University of Duisburg-Essen to form the University Alliance Ruhr (UA Ruhr) back in 2007. The approximately 120,000 students can take advantage of courses offered at all three universities. There are numerous cooperations in research. In order to bundle top international research, the UA Ruhr established four joint Research Centers and a College for Social Sciences and Humanities under the umbrella of the "Research Alliance Ruhr" in 2021.
There are 4,167 international students from around 115 countries studying at TU Dortmund University; they make up around 13 percent of all 32,443 students. More and more students from Dortmund are also completing parts of their studies or internships abroad. The International Office is responsible for maintaining international relations at TU Dortmund University. The Welcome Service supports academics from abroad on their arrival in Germany.
TU Dortmund University cooperates in a variety of ways with universities all over the world. Internationality improves the quality of research and teaching and strengthens the reputation of TU Dortmund University in the national as well as international educational and research landscape. Therefore, the university will continue to promote close cooperation with foreign research and educational partners in the future.
TU Dortmund University stands in solidarity with the victims and those affected by the conflict, as well as with all those who are committed to peace and democracy and supports Ukrainian and Russian students and researchers with special assistance services.
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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”.