- Top News
- Studying & Teaching at TU Dortmund University
- Campus & Culture
TU Dortmund University has conducted a survey to find out how high the need for vaccination currently is among the students. Around 6,600 TU students took part in the short, anonymous online survey from 21 to 26 July. The result: 92 percent are already fully vaccinated or have been vaccinated once. Another vaccination campaign on campus, planned for Wednesday, 28 July, had to be canceled due to lack of demand.
The results help TU Dortmund University to assess how large the vaccination gap still is and how special vaccination offers for students should be designed. According to the survey, 68 percent of the approximately 6,600 participants have already been fully vaccinated, and another 24 percent have already received their first vaccination. Less than one percent said they had already made an appointment for vaccination. Only two percent of all respondents said they would not like to be vaccinated. Around 300 students would in principle like to be vaccinated on campus, but for the majority it was not the most practical option.
Back to classroom teaching through herd immunity
“We are pleased with the results of the survey. TU Dortmund University is calling on all students to be fully vaccinated. The goal is to achieve herd immunity in time for the winter semester so that classroom teaching can resume on campus,” says President Prof. Manfred Bayer. “Now it is also important to motivate other people to be vaccinated.” Currently, the vaccination rate among 18- to 59-year-olds in North Rhine-Westphalia is only around 52 percent (fully vaccinated) or 65 percent (vaccinated once).
Second vaccination campaign on campus canceled
A successful vaccination campaign was already held on the TU campus on 12 July during which both students and employees were vaccinated. The campaign, organized on short notice with the mRNA vaccine from BioNTech/Pfizer, was very well received: Around 250 places were allocated for first and second vaccinations.
Another vaccination event was planned for Wednesday, 28 July, on campus. However, this had to be canceled because demand was too low: Although the event was promoted in three universities, only 20 registrations were received. Those who had booked a vaccination appointment on campus were shown alternatives in Dortmund.
Appointments still available in vaccination centers
Students who still need a vaccination appointment can book one via the central website of the Kassenärztliche Vereinigung at the local vaccination center or get vaccinated there spontaneously and without an appointment. Currently, appointments for vaccination in the BVB stadium can be booked for July. Additionally, people who had been infected with the coronavirus can be vaccinated as early as four weeks after the symptoms have subsided.
Search & People Search
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”.