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Saving Heat

In accordance with the German Energy Saving Ordinance, offices and seminar rooms may only be heated to a maximum of 19°C, and only cold water may be used at hand basins. At TU Dortmund University, night-time reduction and air recirculation also ensure greater energy efficiency.  

Pre-Christmas week

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From 19 to 23 December, large lectures should be held digitally to reduce the risk of infection before the Christmas holidays. Lectures that have to take place on site will be spatially concentrated so that fewer lecture halls have to be heated. All other rooms will continue to be heated as normal, though courses might be offered digitally. This also means that some students will be able to travel home earlier.

Extended Christmas break

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From 2 to 6 January 2023, the university buildings will remain closed and will not be heated, following the company holidays. No lectures will be held during this time anyway; digital training, health and strategy offerings will be available for employees. 

In winter max. 19°C

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From 1 September offices or seminar rooms in public buildings may only be heated to a maximum of 19°C. This is regulated by the EnSikuMaV, a federal ordinance.

Cool hallways

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As of 1 September hallways in public buildings must not longer be heated. This is regulated by the EnSikuMaV, a federal ordinance. Therefore, please keep doors to the corridor closed during the heating period so that no heat escapes there.

Night mode from 5 p.m.

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In the evening, the room temperature at TU Dortmund University is automatically lowered by approx. 3°C via the building control system. This now takes place from 5 pm instead of 8 pm.


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On Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, the heating system now remains in night mode during the day.

Cold water for hand washing

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From 1 September 2022 hot water may no longer be provided for hand washing in public buildings. Instantaneous water heaters in sanitary facilities must therefore be turned off. This is regulated by the EnSikuMaV, a federal ordinance. In tea kitchens, the hot water for sinks will also be turned off, if a dishwasher is available.

Showers in sports building

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Hot water for showers is still available in TU Dortmund University's sports building. In other buildings, the showers in the sanitary areas are mostly on display from 1 September 2022.

Back to recirculation mode

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All ventilation systems are back in normal recirculated air mode. In some places, the proportion of recirculated air had been temporarily reduced in favor of fresh air to improve infection control. This is no longer done for energy efficiency reasons.

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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”.

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