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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:

The third-party funding service of Research Support Services comprises information, advising and strategic editing as well as project management for coordinated projects in EU funding. In addition, you have access to a wide range of information and qualification 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 of 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 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.

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