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TU Dortmund University as an employer

All employees of TU Dortmund University benefit from numerous advantages: Further training opportunities are just as much a part of this as health offers and family-friendly working time models. Because if you do a good job, you can expect a lot. Sounds good? Find out more with just a few clicks!

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Family Services

TU Dortmund University is a family-friendly university, offering a variety of advisory and care services for all family formats.

Students’ and employees’ pre-school children aged 4 months and older can attend our on-campus day-care facilities or any of our other childcare options. We also offer childcare during the spring, summer and fall breaks

Parent-child-rooms as well as baby and quiet rooms are available for members of TU Dortmund University so they can work, do research or just be on campus with a child. There are numerous baby changing facilities available on both the North and South Campus.

Family Services

Parents are also welcome to meet at our regular Parents’ Café where they can enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and share their experiences with childcare or their work-life-balance as students, researchers or employees.


Health-Related Offerings

Office of University Sports

For those who want to stay physically fit despite the demands of their studies or jobs and long days in lecture halls or at a desk, TU Dortmund University provides numerous health offerings for students and staff.

The University Sports Office offers a wide range of over 75 classes in fitness, ball sports, dance, etc. A fitness studio is located directly on campus.

Occupational Health Management

Employees can also participate in activities offered by Occupational Health Management (Betriebliches Gesundheitsmanagment, BGM) which promotes health in the workplace via professional development, sports, counseling and preventative medical care.


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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 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 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 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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