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UniCard / Student ID Card

The “UniCard 2.0” in the corporate design of the University Alliance Ruhr identifies the cardholder as a student of TU Dortmund University. Since a photo is on the identity card in addition to the cardholder’s first and last name and registration number, it is generally not necessary to carry additional proof of identity, e.g. another identity card. The student ID card can also be used outside the university in order to prove the eligibility for student tariffs, for example in the theater, in the cinema or in swimming pools.

The UniCard 2.0 also enables cash-free payment at various locations on campus. The prerequisite for payment is that a credit has been loaded onto the chip on the card beforehand. The GeldKarte system of the German banking industry is used to make payments. The UniCard 2.0 can therefore also be used to pay at all other acceptance points of the GeldKarte.

In addition, the new student ID card ensures secure use. With the certificates stored on the UniCard 2.0, it is possible to provide emails sent via UniMail using the Thunderbird or Microsoft Outlook email programs with a digital signature from the UniCard 2.0, so that increased security against content changes is provided. In addition, the new student ID card will also make the registration for various services of TU Dortmund University more secure, as the UniCard 2.0 becomes part of the registration process.

All information about Unicard 2.0 can be found in the Service­Portal of TU Dortmund University. There you can apply for the card again in case of loss.

How do I get the UniCard 2.0?
The Unicard can be applied for in the Service­Portal of TU Dortmund University.

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A hand holding a white and blue chip card. © Saskia Molewicz
A hand putting the UniCard into a slot of a printer. © Saskia Molewicz

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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.

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