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Research Institutions and Cooperations at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is home to excellent re­search both within the re­search departments and in central re­search in­sti­tu­ti­ons, inter­dis­ci­plin­ary collaborations and associated institutes. These pages offer more in­for­mation on:

Interdisciplinary Cooperations at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

The Dort­mund Data Science Center bundles outstanding ex­per­tise in the field of data sciences and is a platform for novel methods in Big Data. The aim is to develop new approaches in data sciences. In addition, the new center offers train­ing and further education opportunities on the subject of “Big Data”.

Scientists from the Department of Sta­tis­tics, the Department of Computer Science, the Department of Mathematics and the Department of Physics work together in the DoDSc.

The Dort­mund Center for Scientific Computing (DoWiR) bundles existing competences and resources in the area of Scientific Computing and High Per­for­mance Computing (HPC) at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity with regard to technical and human resources in order to optimize the efficiency of the development and application of computer-aided processes. The Center sees itself as a central point of contact for methodological-algorithmic aspects and technical support regarding the conception, analysis and realization of simulation and data analysis methods for complex problems and application problems on high-performance computers.

The Department of Mathematics, the Department of Physics, the Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology, the Department of Computer Science and the Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering are participants in the DoWiR.

The central idea of the LogistikCampus is the concentration and expansion of the competence fields “technical logistics” and “in­for­mation logistics” at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer In­sti­tute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML), an inter­dis­ci­plin­ary re­search center for logistics with scientific and technical know-how has emerged. With an idea unique to logistics, the LogistikCampus at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is a trailblazer in its field.

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and the Fraunhofer In­sti­tute for Material Flow and Logistics (IML) participate in the logistics campus.

The goal of the Center for Integrated Drug Research (ZIW) is the re­search, pharmacological characterization and formulation of in­no­va­ti­ve drugs and the transfer from a uni­ver­si­ty environment into an established, rational clinical validation as drug candidate or a structure for further development in the pharmaceutical industry. The spectrum includes toxicological testing, pharmacological and pharmacokinetic validation of active substances independently in their later indication.

The Department of Chem­is­try and Chemical Biology, the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, the Max Planck In­sti­tute of Molecular Physiology, the Chemical Genomics Centre of the Max Planck Society (CGC), the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity (IfADo), the Leibniz In­sti­tute for Analytical Sciences (ISAS), the BioMedizinZentrum Dort­mund (BMZ), Lead Discovery Center GmbH (LDC), IMD Natural Solutions GmbH and Taros Chemicals GmbH & Co. KG are participants in ZIW.

The Center for Applied Psychology (ZAP) is a scientific forum for the promotion of inter­dis­ci­plin­ary re­search in the field of applied psychology. The aim of the ZAP is to bundle the diverse re­search activities of psychologists at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity in order to develop new and in­no­va­ti­ve approaches to applied psychology.

The Department of Education, Psychology and Sociology, the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Department of Humanities and Theology, the Department of Sta­tis­tics and the Department of Arts and Sport Sciences are participants in the ZAP. In addition, researchers from the Leibniz Research Centre for Working Environment and Human Factors (IfADo) at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are involved.

Institutes affiliated with or connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity

The MPI is one of the world’s leading re­search in­sti­tu­ti­ons in the life sciences. Here, basic biological processes such as cell division, signal transduction in cells and the mode of action of medically relevant biomolecules are investigated (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The Max Planck In­sti­tute for Security and Privacy (MPI-SP), founded in 2019, aims to investigate and develop the technical foundations and inter­dis­ci­plin­ary aspects of IT security and privacy (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The Fraunhofer IML is Europe's first address for the development and application of new internal and external logistics solutions (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The Fraunhofer ISST designs and develops IT solutions for distributed, complex and interacting IT systems for healthcare, logistics and industry (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

As an affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund, ISAS develops methods for the multi-parameter analysis of biological materials in order to improve the prevention and early diagnosis of diseases and to enable new therapies (affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The IfADo researches the potential and risks of modern work from the workplace to the individual cell, thus im­prov­ing de­sign of work (affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The ILS, an associated Leibniz In­sti­tute and member of the Johannes Rau Research Foun­da­tion NRW, also provides advice on the fu­ture-oriented development of cities on the basis of its own spatial scientific basic re­search (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

INVITE GmbH is a public-private partnership between TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity and Bayer Technology Services GmbH as well as the Uni­ver­sity of Dusseldorf (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The competence fields “technical logistics” and “in­for­mation logistics” at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity are concentrated on the LogistikCampus. In cooperation with the Fraunhofer IML, an inter­dis­ci­plin­ary re­search center for logistics with scientific and technical know-how has been established here (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The BAuA conducts re­search and development in the field of safety and health at work, promotes the transfer of knowledge into practice, advises policy makers and carries out official tasks – in hazardous substances legislation, in product safety and in the health data archive (institute connected to TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The DIS is dedicated to the re­search and teaching of civic art (affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The FTB works with an inter­dis­ci­plin­ary team to re­search, test and apply advanced technologies for people with disabilities and the elderly (affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

The FfG investigates demographic developments and de­sign options of an aging society in a scientific, inter­dis­ci­plin­ary and application-oriented manner (affiliated institute of TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity).

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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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