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Research Institutions and Cooperations at TU Dort­mund University

TU Dort­mund University is home to excellent research both within the 16 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 Faculty of Statistics, the Faculty of Computer Science, the Faculty of Mathematics and the Faculty 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 Faculty of Mathematics, the Faculty of Physics, the Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the Faculty of Computer Science and the Faculty 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 Faculty 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 Faculty of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the Faculty 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 Faculty of Education, Psychology and Sociology, the Faculty of Rehabilitation Sciences, the Faculty of Human Sciences and Theology, the Faculty of Statistics and the Faculty 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 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 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.