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New Childcare Places on Campus for Children under the Age of Three

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A building of the daycare center on the South Campus with trees in the background. © Katja Kißler
The large daycare center at Wilhelm-Dilthey-Strasse 2c on the South Campus is set to open its doors on 1 April 2022.

The large daycare center “Schlauschlümpfe” opened on 1 April and is offering nine new places for children of university members.

With the construction of two large daycare centers on the South Campus, TU Dortmund University is continuing to invest in ensuring a better balance between work, studies and family. The first of the two centers is now in operation.

The large daycare center at Wilhelm-Dilthey-Strasse 2c on the South Campus has opened its doors on 1 April 2022. The new building is spacious, meets the latest energy-efficiency standards and has a large garden, a landscaped roof, a solar energy system and a wooden facade. “We are delighted with the additional childcare places on campus. This will help to better meet the high demand for childcare for TU parents,” says Dr. Ute Zimmermann, Head of the Staff Unit Equal Opportunity, Family, Diversity.

The nine children aged between two months and three years are cared for by daycare workers. The core times for childcare are between 7.30 a.m. and 4.30 p.m. Parents’ individual needs can be taken into account in consultation with the daycare staff.

Regardless of where they live, members of the university, both employees and students, can apply for free places. Like in other facilities, the parental contribution is based on the applicable regulations of the city of Dortmund or the city in which the child is registered.

Any parents who are interested can now find all the documents and information on the Family Services website.

If you have any further questions, please contact Katja Kissler directly at familien-servicetu-dortmundde or 0231 755-6912.

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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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