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International Summer Program Starting for the 19th Time

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A group of students in front of a building © Felix Schmale​/​TU Dortmund
The participants of the International Summer Program complete courses, but also get to know the region.

17 students from the United States, China and the United Kingdom are taking part in the International Summer Program (ISP) at TU Dortmund University in the second half of the 2022 summer semester. They will be attending courses in biological and chemical engineering, automation and robotics, computer science, mathematics, economics and entrepreneurship, and cultural studies.

While the semester break is already underway at their home universities, they will be collecting credit points in English-language classes alongside their fellow students from Dortmund from late May to late July. All the participants will also be taking a German course and a cultural studies class that introduces them to the culture and politics in Germany. On top of that, they can also take part in a research project.

The International Summer Program at TU Dortmund University, which began on 27 May, takes place during the regular lecture period. This ensures that international students are integrated into campus life in Dortmund. The thematic focuses of the ISP are divided into three tracks: Engineering, German & European Studies and Entrepreneurship.

Prof. Walter Grünzweig, who is the academic director of the ISP alongside Prof. Sergio Lucia and welcomed the participants at the reception in the International Meeting Center, said: “We are delighted to have you here – because international exchange and networking among young people promote mutual understanding for a common future in a globalized world.”

Diverse leisure and excursion program

The ISP is taking place for the 19th time this year and is a popular offering for students from partner universities of TU Dortmund University. In return, Dortmund students can study at participating partner universities abroad free of charge. Outside the lecture halls and seminar rooms, international students can look forward to a comprehensive leisure and excursion program to get to know the Ruhr area as the inviting region that it is. The academic side of the ISP is organized by the Department of Biochemical and Chemical Engineering, the Department of Cultural Studies and the Center for Entrepreneurship & Transfer (CET), while the International Office supports the program on an administrative level.

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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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