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 faculties.
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 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.