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A lot going on

TU Dortmund University in pictures

There’s a lot happening on the campus of TU Dortmund University throughout the year – and that’s not just in the break between two lectures or during the lunchtime run to the cafeteria.

Each year in May, over a thousand runners lace up their shoes for the Campus Run and sprint past the Math Tower, while a few stalwart participants scale its 220 steps in record time. Like the Campus Run, the Summer Festival, which always takes place at the beginning of July, also attracts countless visitors to the area between Martin-Schmeißer-Platz and Emil-Figge-Straße 50. Central institutions, faculties and departments present their own fascinating or unusual things and invite visitors to join in. On the Mensa bridge, in­ter­na­tio­nal students offer delicacies from their home countries, taking their guests on a culinary journey around the world in the process. Numerous groups and music ensembles see to the necessary party mood.


From the campus to the city

Mathetower mit Bäumen im Sommer © Roland Baege/TU Dortmund

There’s a lot on offer away from the campus too: TU Dortmund University can’t miss the DORTBUNT city festival, which takes place once a year in Dortmund’s city center. It’s here that the University showcases itself to the local population in all its facets – with contributions from science, music, technology and sport. Exciting activities invite young and old to learn something new, watch, and join in. In addition, exhibitions staged by students and teaching staff from TU Dortmund University are regularly on display on the university floor of the “Dortmunder U” Center for Arts and Creativity.

The picture galleries give an impression of past events.

10 - 28 July – Art Tour

Towards the end of the summer semester, art students from TU Dortmund University presented their impressive creative prowess at an exhibition on the university floor of the “Dortmunder U”. As in past years, Professor Ursula Gather, Rector of TU Dortmund University, honored the best compositions in the spheres of painting, photography, graphic arts and sculpture at the opening of this year’s “Art Tour” too.

4 July – Summer Festival

On a beautiful sunny day, students, staff and guests together enjoyed the traditional summer festival on the campus of TU Dortmund University.

22 May – Campus Run

With over 1,500 runners, this year’s Campus Run established a new record in terms of number of participants. What’s more, the Campus Queen and Campus King were crowned for the first time. They were the fastest overall to complete the 5 km run, the 10 km TOP run and the Math Tower run.

7 May - 23 June – Engineering meets Art

On the occasion of its 50th anniversary, the Faculty of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering presented an interdisciplinary exhibition on the university floor of the “Dortmunder U”. Together with students from the Faculty of Arts and Sports Sciences, they created pieces of work at the interface between natural science and art.

12 May – DORTBUNT!

This year, visitors had the opportunity, for example, to sit in the race car of the GET racing team or experience a 3D printer in action. Children could make pull-along turtles and attend a lecture by the Children’s University in St. Reinoldi’s Church.

Summer Festival 2019

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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 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 20 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".

Dortmund Airport offers flights to several destinations in Central Europe. There are regular connections to Katowice, Kraków, London and Munich. For the approximately 20km-trip from Dortmund Airport to TU Dortmund University, you can use a shuttle bus to the railway Station "Bahnhof Holzwickede", from which trains depart to Dortmund main station (please visit Verkehrsverbund Rhein-Ruhr for more information). Normally, the fastest way is to catch a taxi at Dortmund Airport.

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.

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