TU Dortmund University supports researchers in their scientific activities and the development of their academic careers:
Grants Services of Research Support Services comprises information, advising and strategic feedback as well as project management for coordinated projects in EU funding. In addition, you have access to a wide range of information and transferable skills training opportunities as well as an internal mailing list.
For financial, legal and formal queries regarding the submission of a grant proposal you are supported by the Unit of third-party funding management and legal affairs of research in the Department of Finance and Procurement.
The Graduate Center TU Dortmund University supports early career researchers in all career phases from the initial interest in a PhD program to a professorship, but also prepares them for non-academic careers.
The Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET) supports inventors in the process from the invention to patenting to the practical application and validation projects. The CET also supports the development and implementation of business ideas and promotes business start-ups emerged from the TU Dortmund University.
Research is global and researchers are internationally mobile. Whether for students, doctoral students, professors, conference or longer research stays: The International Office supports international mobility – incoming and outgoing – with advice and its own funding formats and prizes.
The visibility of one’s own research is crucial for research success and the development of an academic career. Experts from the University Library advise on publication strategies, the ResearchGate network, the researcher identifier orcID, open access publications (including the TU Dortmund University’s internal support fund) and the avoidance of pseudo-academic predatory journals.
A wide range of events informs you about the general conditions of research and scientific careers, provides interdisciplinary qualifications and supports professional networking.
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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”.