- Campus & Kultur
Crowds of people enjoyed the traditional summer festival staged by TU Dortmund University on Thursday, 4 July: Numerous institutions, faculties and departments presented exciting and unusual things and above all invited visitors to join in.
On a lovely sunny day, students and staff had the opportunity to get to know other facets of TU Dortmund University, together with their friends and families. A large number of groups and ensembles saw to a great party mood with some really cool music.
Trampolinists flew through the air, children shot down the roller slide – there was lots going on between Martin-Schmeißer-Platz and Emil-Figge-Straße. From midafternoon onwards, especially the hands-on activities were a popular attraction: Visitors could, for example, compete in bull riding or try out different sports. Kids designed their own tiles or romped around in the bounce house.
The student orchestra’s end-of-semester concert and the science slam also took place during the summer festival. To celebrate the anniversary of the orchestra’s first rehearsal 25 years ago, the concert program included, for example, the premiere of Holger Ellwanger’s “Hermes” as well as the “Titus Overture” by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, which was also played at the student orchestra’s very first end-of-semester concert in the winter of 1994/95. Early career researchers from various disciplines brought their topics to the stage in the science slam.
International students offered tasty treats on the Mensa bridge with delicacies from their home countries and took their customers on a culinary journey around the world. Like in past years, the Studierendenwerk Dortmund held a barbecue and served up 5,000 of their famous free sausages to guests.
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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.