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Whether in the context of research projects and lectures or concerts, exhibitions, festivals and many other events – culture is an integral part of life at TU Dortmund University. Science is a major part of culture, just as culture leaves its mark on science.

The TU Culture Team is your contact for all ideas, initiatives and projects that relate to the cultural realm. It makes recommendations to the Rectorate on how to promote such projects and support them financially.

TU in the U – Our Downtown Campus

TU Dortmund University has a downtown campus on the university floor of the “Dortmunder U” Center for Arts and Creativity. Interested members of the public have the opportunity to learn about TU Dortmund University, for instance by visiting exhibitions or attending lectures, workshops and other events.

Downtown Campus 
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Der Turm des Dortmunder U © Archiv​/​TU Dortmund


Each semester, TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity presents recurring events such as the “arts walk” as well as new, unusual exhibition formats from different TU disciplines and departments on the uni­ver­si­ty floor of the “Dort­mun­der U”.

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Ausstellung im Dortmunder U mit vielen Besucherinnen und Besuchern © Oliver Schaper​/​TU Dortmund


The brochure “Music at TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity”, which is published every semester, contains everything you need to know about all our uni­ver­si­ty ensembles, events and dates. TU Dort­mund Uni­ver­sity is also live on the airwaves with its campus radio eldoradio.

Music at TU Dortmund University 
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Ein Mann spielt Mundharmonika. Hinter ihm weitere Musikerinnen und Musiker © Roland Baege ​/​ TU Dortmund

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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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