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Framework Conditions of Excellent Research

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. 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.

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”.

Site Map of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (Second Page in English).