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Talent Scouting - TU Dortmund University

The talent scouts of TU Dortmund University are on the road in schools in the Dortmund city area as well as in the Unna district and in Waltrop to discover talented pupils, most of whom come from an environment that is not always able to support them in all aspects of choosing a course of study or a career.

With interdisciplinary know-how, they discover potential, build bridges and accompany the talents individually, open-endedly and long-term on their way into the future. The aim is to contribute to greater educational equity, equal opportunities and diversity.

The program is funded by the Ministry of Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia(MKW NRW). The cross-university collaboration is accompanied by the NRW-Zentrum für Talentförderung (NRW Center for Talent Development) in Gelsenkirchen.

Find talents, promote talents, accompany talents

Talent Scouting at TU Dortmund University builds on existing offers for the transition from school to university. TU Dortmund University is very well positioned in this area. It offers numerous measures that support prospective students on both a professional and personal level and are coordinated with each other. These include individual counseling, projects and measures for study orientation, assistance in organizing the start of studies, and offers for professional preparation for pupils. With Talent Scouting, TU Dortmund University is now reaching out to young people who have not yet had the opportunity to fully exploit their potential. TU Dortmund University's Talent Scouts thus become part of the enabling culture that characterizes TU Dortmund University and the region: Talent Scouts advise pupils directly in schools, pave the way for access to support services, and create bridges that lead from schools to universities.

As part of the Talent Scouting program, TU Dortmund University works closely with Dortmund University of Applied Sciences and Arts, the city of Dortmund, and educational partners in the region. In this way, optimal conditions can be created for the success of the program.

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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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