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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.

27 January – “Global Gallery”

30 projects with an in­ter­na­tio­nal dimension were presented at TU Dort­mund University on 27 January in the framework of the first “Global Gallery”. The three best initiatives – a student project on climate justice in Brazil, the “Engineers Without Borders Challenge”, and a research project concerned with sport in refugee camps –were all pleased to receive a prize of € 1,500 each.

16 December – Annual Academic Celebration

Around 1,000 guests came together in the main lecture hall on 16 December to celebrate the Annual Academic Celebration of TU Dort­mund University. In keeping with tradition, a large number of prizes were awarded – for excellent theses and doctoral dissertations as well as for outstanding contributions to teaching and campus life. Professor Ursula Gather, Rector, looked back on a successful 2019 for TU Dort­mund University.

7 December to 2 February – “TRADIGITAL” exhibition

The “TRADIGITAL” exhibition was on display at the “Dort­mun­der U” center for arts and creativity for several weeks. The different, mostly cross-media objects are among the research results produced by the “Malerei, Digital & Expanded Painting” group at the Department of Art and Material Culture of TU Dort­mund University.

23 November – “Open Day”

In longstanding tradition, around 1,000 visitors took advantage of the opportunity to get to know TU Dort­mund University more closely in the framework of tours, exhibitions and various hands-on activities. The University also presented its academic and administrative institutions. Through many different as well as topical themes to do with digitalization and artificial intelligence, the University showed that it is both versatile and future-oriented.

17 October to 12 January 2020 – Yoko Ono: Add Color (REFUGEE BOAT)

Something very special was on view at the “Dort­mun­der U” center for art and creativity: Yoko Ono has made available her work of art first exhibited in Thessaloniki to the Erich Brost Institute for International Journalism (EBI) at TU Dort­mund University. Through this gesture, the artist, who is also a peace campaigner and human rights activist, wants to encourage the in­ter­na­tio­nal dialogue on migration and flight.

7 October – Welcome reception for new students in SIGNAL IDUNA PARK

Around 5,400 new students have enrolled at TU Dort­mund University for the 2019/2020 winter semester. The University welcomed a large number of them at its traditional welcome reception for first-semester students in SIGNAL IDUNA PARK. The students not only learned lots of things worth knowing about the University and the city, there was also musical entertainment and great prizes to win.

1 October – 2019 Graduation Ceremony for Teacher Training Students

This year, over 100 graduates who had completed their degree in 2018/2019 took part in the annual graduation ceremony for teacher training students at TU Dort­mund University. The six students with the best master’s degrees in the respective school categories were awarded the “Best of Year Prize” by the Bernd Jochheim Foundation. Musical entertainment was provided by the band “Seven Teeth”, whose mem­bers are former teacher training students.

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.

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.