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in­no­va­ti­ve and strong in all re­search disciplines

Research Profile of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is in­no­va­ti­ve and strong in all re­search disciplines. Numerous re­search awards and prizes, over 1000 third-party funded projects, in­ter­na­tio­nal cooperations and large collaborative projects such as a Cluster of Excellence and 8 Collaborative Research Centers are proof of the re­search success of all of the Uni­ver­sity’s departments.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity has strong partners: Four affiliated institutes from the Leibniz Association and the Fraunhofer Society, a Max Planck In­sti­tute, the Federal In­sti­tute for Occupational Safety and Health, and the Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity of Applied Sciences provide a strong environment for successful re­search in Dort­mund. Moreover, in the Uni­ver­sity Alliance Ruhr, the Universities of Dort­mund, Bochum and Duisburg-Essen work together and share synergies in re­search and teaching. Complementing local engagement, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity maintains a strong in­ter­na­tio­nal network of re­nowned partner universities and re­search facilities.

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is effective in the transfer of knowledge: it integrates the public in science and re­search and, as a multiple award-winning start-up uni­ver­si­ty, supports the transfer into application. The neighboring Dort­mund Technology Park is one of the largest and most successful in Europe. The INVITE re­search center, together with Bayer AG and Heinrich Heine Uni­ver­sity Düsseldorf, com­bines basic re­search and industrial ex­per­tise.

The re­search strength of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is particularly distinguished in its four profile areas, in which the Uni­ver­sity has achieved outstanding in­ter­na­tio­nal success beyond disciplinary boundaries:

  • Materials, Production Technology and Logistics,
  • Chemical Biology, Drug Research and Process Engineering,
  • Data Analysis, Modeling and Simulation
  • Education, Schooling and Inclusion.

All re­search areas share the uni­ver­si­ty spirit of cooperation, in which inter­dis­ci­plin­ary com­mu­ni­cation and collaboration are not merely taught, but lived by. This interactive culture creates a unique re­search environment in which technological innovation, new methods and new knowledge are generated every day.

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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 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”.

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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