Coronavirus: Information in the Corona Portal
The 3G rule is intended to offer as many classes on campus as possible. Visit the Corona Portal for more information.
Happy Holiday Season!
President Manfred Bayer greets all TU members and has a Christmas wish.
Opening hours during the holidays
TU Dortmund University will be taking a winter break over the Christmas holidays and the turn of the year.
New DFG Research Unit Develops Tailor-Made Implants
Prof. Frank Walther heads the new group, which conducts research at the interface of materials engineering and dentistry.
Upcycling for Valuable Plastics from Old Refrigerators
Professor Sebastian Engell and his team are conducting research within the new EU project “Circular Foam”.
Just How Digital Are German Schools?
The study “Digital School – The Federal Indicator” examined the role digital media play in teaching.
New Consortium Aims to Advance Electric Heavy Goods Transport
Professor Christian Rehtanz and his team are exploring how to set up and operate high-performance charging points for trucks.
TU Dortmund University Establishes Dortmund Life Science Center (DOLCE)
Four professors will conduct fundamental biological research at the new center.
More than 4,167 international students from around 115 nations study at TU Dortmund University. They make up about 11 percent of all 32,443 students. A growing number of students from Dortmund go abroad in order to study or complete a period of practical training. The international dimension is of primary importance on our campus. The International Office is responsible for managing the university’s international contacts and offers advice and counseling for students as well as for lecturers and employees.
TU Dortmund University cooperates with universities from all over the world. The goal is to promote the internationalization of the university and to further strengthen cooperations with international educational institutions.
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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”.