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Collaboration and Research

Since its foundation 52 years ago, one of the core tasks of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has been to put knowledge and technologies into practice. This transfer takes place nearby in one of the largest technology parks Europe-wide, with over 300 enterprises and about 10,000 employees.

Strategic networking and collaboration with a large number of external partners makes it possible for us to bring our strengths into play and together develop potential on a continuous basis. Here, a variety of possible cooperation models are in use and different types of projects implemented. In this context, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity works together with external partners both within publicly funded collaborative projects as well as in contract re­search. Examples of such often inter­dis­ci­plin­ary collaborative re­search are found in many projects funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research or within ZIM, the Central In­no­va­ti­on Program for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs). TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is additionally involved in several joint ventures, such as INVITE GmbH, a public-private partnership between the uni­ver­si­ty, Bayer Technology Services GmbH and Heinrich Heine Uni­ver­sity Düsseldorf.

Such an alliance with external partners within the frame­work of a company fosters the partners’ re­search activities and creates synergies that cannot be achieved solely by working together on an informal basis.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is also open to other forms of collaboration with external partners. Thus, for example, there are partnerships with companies for the setting up of endowed professorships or foundations that support re­search and teaching in specific fields. Apart from this, purely non-material support from a company can also be enriching. With other scientific in­sti­tu­ti­ons in Dort­mund too, networking and collaboration do not exist just on paper but are instead normal practice within windo e. V., the network of uni­ver­si­ty and non-uni­ver­si­ty science and re­search in­sti­tu­ti­ons in Dort­mund.

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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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