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Advisory Services & Support at TU Dortmund University

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. The Office of Research Support Services advises researchers at all career stages on all aspects of funding their stays abroad – whether incoming or outgoing, from conference trips to longer research stays.

Office of Research Support Services

For information about international student mobility, please visit the website of the International Office.

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.

The Welcome Services offer international researchers support with various non-academic questions and concerns at all stages of their research stay – from planning to departure and beyond.

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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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