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My way - your chance - teacher training also for first-time graduates

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10.03.2023 - In the series "Mein Weg - Deine Chance," people talk about their educational advancements: For example, about the challenges they had to overcome to be the first in their family to study. Young people can discover facets of educational advancement and find out what opportunities are open to them. On Friday, March 10, 2023, the series of events was held for the first time in cooperation with the "Talents4Teachers" project of the DoKoLL of TU Dortmund University under the motto "A teaching degree - something for me!".

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TalentNetzwerkTreffen (TalentNetworkMeeting)

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10/13/2022 - In addition to its work in schools in the Dortmund city area, in the Unna district and in Waltrop, Talent Scouting at TU Dortmund University offers a variety of different formats for the talents supported by the project. One of these events is the regularly held TalenteNetzwerkTreffen. Talents who study at TU Dortmund University or who are accompanied in their career by the Talent Scouts can participate in the network meetings.

NRW Talent Scouting celebrates 10th anniversary

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10/21/2022 - In 2012, Talent Scout pioneer Suat Yılmaz was the first talent scout from a German university to go to schools in the northern Ruhr region to discover talent, mainly from non-academic families, in cooperation with teachers, and to accompany, advise and inform them regarding their future plans.

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Targeted support for first-time graduates

Several people stand outside in a meadow under a tree in a row and raise their hands. © Felix Schmale​/​TU Dortmund

07/26/2022 - TU Dortmund University's Talent Scouts find talented young people in schools, mentor and accompany them on their way to university and during their time at the university. At a network meeting on July 15, around 25 young people from three generations came together on campus: High school students, prospective students on their way to TU Dortmund University, and TU students, all of whom are accompanied by Talent Scouts.

Networking among first-time academics: "Many have very similar experiences".

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06/27/2022 - Leonie Seebach is conducting research on the religious sensitivity of teachers at the Department of Humanities and Theology. The first in her family to decide to study, she is currently working on her dissertation. To exchange ideas with others, she has participated in numerous events and network meetings and has co-organized digital writing groups. In this interview, Leonie Seebach talks about her experiences as a first-time academic and why networking with others is so important in the process.

NRW Talent Scouting: "A powerful tool for strengthening educational equity".

Eine Frau im Gespräch mit einem jungen Herren © Campus School Management

05/17/2022 - In an interview, education researchers Dr. Melinda Erdmann and Irena Pietrzyk explain why the guidance program for high school graduates practiced in North Rhine-Westphalia must be considered a success.

Talent scouting of the TU Dortmund on WDR 5

Zwei Studierende sitzen auf der Wiese und schauen sich etwas auf einem Laptop an. © Jürgen Huhn​/​TU Dortmund

04/06/2022 - For the audio report "Dortmund: More educational justice through talent scouting", journalist Rike Ullrich accompanied two talent scouts from the Technical University of Dortmund at work.

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Professional promotion: taster day on campus

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18.03.2022 - Due to the pandemic-related restrictions, the offer of subject-specific support was last carried out exclusively digitally. In March, the participating students were now invited to a taster day on the TU Dortmund campus.

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Talent scouting at TU Dortmund writes success stories

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18.02.2022 - The TU Dortmund University talent scouts have been in action for around seven years: they find young talents in schools, mentor and accompany them on their way to university or vocational training and beyond. A recent study now confirms the success of talent scouting: the program has improved educational equity in university access by up to 70 percent, and advancement through education has been made significantly easier.

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Trailer for Campus Exploration 2.0

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To help prospective and first-year students quickly find their way around the university campus, the Talentscouting team has established a new, innovative format for exploring TU 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 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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